Locating the Mont-Blanc fragments in today’s city

October 2, 2016

img_5645-jpgNiS+TS member Barbara Lounder was recently awarded a research grant through the Nova Scotia Museum Commemoration Grant Program. Along with NiS+TS colleagues and student research assistants, and with guidance from staff at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic (MMA), she will be working on “Locating the Mont-Blanc fragments in today’s city”. The MMA has 57 fragments from the ship in its collection, and the objective of this project is to research, visually document, visit and geolocate the sites in and around Halifax and Dartmouth where they were found. Many of the fragments were moved offsite during recent renovations to the MMA; as seen in this photograph, they are now back on the premises.