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Conservation

Conservation is a vital part of our work in Cobh Museum.

In the past year two projects have been completed:
  • The restoration of the delicate ornate frame of the Atkinson painting of the P.S. Sabrina c. 1845
  • The cleaning and preservation of the Cunard Crest

These projects are costly and are only possible through private sponsorship. We are extremely grateful to all those who donate towards this very important conservation programme.

Our collection includes drawings of the Customs House in Queenstown (Cobh) dated 1896. The drawings below show the elevations and plans for the ground and 1st floors of the proposed building.

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The Sabrina

The picture of the Sabrina was painted by George Mounsey Wheatley Atkinson c.1845. It is oil on canvas and is mounted in an ornate gilt frame.

In early 2011 a conservation assessment of the Sabrina painting and its gilt frame was carried out by Justin Laffan of J.Laffan Conservation Restoration.

 

St Andrews Hospital Ship model
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Cunard Crest

This large Cunard crest was located on the exterior wall of the Cunard Company offices in Queenstown (now Cobh) from 1867 until the early 1900s. When the Cunard Line merged with the White Star Line in 1934 the crest was moved to a basement, where it remained until 1973 when it was given to Cobh Museum. In 2012 conservation work was carried out on the crest and it is on display in the entrance porch of the museum.
Cunard Crerst restored
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Custom House Plans

We hope to conserve the drawings of the Customs House in Queenstown (Cobh) dated 1896. The drawings show the elevations and plans for the ground and 1st floors of the proposed building.

 

St Andrews Hospital Ship model
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