There are is one NAP faculty member and four full-time conservators that run the Conservation Research Laboratory. The conservators of the CRL are among the most experienced of any lab in the world, having conserved millions of artifacts from dozens of different archaeological sites. Along with our full time staff, the CRL employs students from Texas A&M University, typically from the Nautical Archaeology Program. We are also aided by several talented and dedicated individuals who volunteer their time to help conserve all kinds of artifacts. If you are interested in joining the volunteers at the CRL, please contact our lab manager.
Christopher M. Dostal, PhD; 2012-present
Jim Jobling, MA; 1996-present
Peter D. Fix, PhD; 1997-present
Assistant Research Scientist
John P. Hamilton, BS; 1998-present
Senior Research Associate
Karen Martindale, MA; 2018-present
Donny L. Hamilton, PhD 1978-2020
FounderHelen C Dewolf, PhD ; 1996-2020
Former Chief Conservator
The CRL works with a variety of academic institutions, museums, historical societies, government offices, and private individuals. Our goal is to create viable conservation strategies of the highest standard that can be accomplished at minimal cost. For more information, visit our services page.
Monetary donations and volunteer workers are vital to the ongoing success of the Conservation Research Laboratory. If you would like to volunteer your time and expertise, please contact us here. If you would like to become one of our donors, please click the link below and direct your gift to: Center for Maritime Archaeology and Conservation.