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Collection relocation

Post by msindel » Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:42 am

Rumors are saying that the Chris-Craft Collection Archive is being relocated.

Is this true?

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Re: Collection relocation

Post by Ed Andrews » Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:34 am

better hurry if you need information from the library. I just came across this.

The Mariners’ Museum Library to Close to the Public April 1, 2016

Operations at The Mariners’ Museum Library will cease on April 1, 2016 to allow staff time to prepare for the temporary relocation of the fragile, one-of-a-kind items from our vast collection. We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding while the Library and archival collections remain inaccessible to staff and researchers.

As part of the ongoing improvements to the Christopher Newport University campus, a major addition to the Paul and Rosemary Trible Library is about to commence. The much-needed expansion to the building will impact the space occupied by The Mariners’ Museum Library more extensively than was originally anticipated and will necessitate removing our entire collection before construction begins this summer.

Preserving and protecting our world-renowned collection will always be our top priority, and arrangements have been made for the Library holdings to be stored in a secure, climate-controlled environment while work on the building continues.

We anticipate reopening the Library in its current location at CNU early in the fall of 2017. Look for additional information and updates on this project from us in the near future!
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Re: Collection relocation

Post by Al Benton » Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:37 pm

It's True. Thanks for posting the Notice!

The Mariners' Museum posted this Notice on their website at

If you are in need of research, get your order in very soon. Go to the above link to contact the museum.
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