Conservation of Objects Recovered from the 18th-Century São José Slave Shipwreck in Cape Town

This project involves critical conservation laboratory upgrades and training and mentorship opportunities for archaeology students.

The recovery of the 18th-century São José shipwreck was one of the first successful efforts worldwide to document the remains of a vessel involved in the global slave trade. [Photo credit: U.S. Department of State]

Project Details


Location: Cape Town, South Africa, Southern Africa, Africa Organiser(s): Iziko Museums Funder(s): U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Funding received: $500,000 (USD) Commencement Date: 09/2016 Project Status: Completed
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