CHRISTOPHER WATTERS[edit | edit source]
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Current position:Assistant Conservator, CLEMSON UNIVERSITY, WARREN LASCH CONSERVATION CENTER
Conservation interests: conservation of metals, conservation of over-sized artifacts, chloride removal from archaeological iron, traditional European wood finishes, traditional Japanese woodworking, Urushi lacquer
Chris joined Clemson’s Lasch Conservation Center in 2008 and his work includes the conservation and documentation of the H.L. Hunley and its associated artifacts. Chris obtained his B.F.A. in studio art and a B.S. in botany from the University of Wyoming in 2001. He earned his M.A. and advanced certificate in art conservation from Buffalo State Collegein 2008.
2010 (editor) Metal 2010, Proceedings of the Interim Meeting of the ICOM-CC Metal WG, Charleston, South Carolina, USA,11-15 October 2010, ed. P. Mardikian, C. Chemello, C. Watters, P. Hull, Clemson University.
2010 Blouin, V., P. Mardikian, C. Watters, “Finite Element Analysis of the H.L. Hunley Submarine: A Turning Point In The Project’s History” in Metal 2010, Proceedings of the Interim Meeting of the ICOM-CC Metal WG, Charleston, South Carolina, USA,11-15 October 2010, ed. P. Mardikian, C. Chemello, C. Watters, P. Hull, Clemson University.
2009 Watters, C., V. Blouin, T. Brocard, P. Mardikian, J. Rivera, P. de Vivies, “Remove it or lose it! Removal of the forward and aft ballast tank pumps and the strategic planning for the long term preservation of the H.L. Hunley submarine”, Poster presented at the 37th annual meeting American Institute for Conservation conference, Los Angeles, CA, abstract in Abstract Book, (2009).
2007 Watters, C. “Cyclododecane: a closer look into practical applications and physical properties.” Anatolian Archaeological Studies, vol, XVI