The CRL provides conservation services to academic institutions, museums, historical societies, and government offices, as well as with the private conservator. Our goal is to create viable conservation strategies of the highest standard that can be accomplished at minimal cost.


Services Offered:

X-Ray Radiography
Conservation of all archaeological materials
Artifact casting and restoration
Laser Scanning
3D computer reconstructions
3D Printing
Freeze drying  (objects up to 40ft long)
X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Elemental Analysis
Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) analysis
Custom-built scale models of ships

For inquiries or estimates, contact us at, or call 979-862-7791    






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.