Cape Ann Museum to Feature Pieces from Shipwreck

Ceramicist Diane KW has been working on an installation that will be on permanent exhibit in the new restroom area at the Museum. Photo/Cape Ann Museum.
Ceramicist Diane KW has been working on an installation that will be on permanent exhibit in the new restroom area at the Museum. Photo/Cape Ann Museum.

GloucesterTimes.com: When the Cape Ann Museum [in Gloucester, Massachusetts] reopens next month after a year-round renovation, much of its collection will be in new places. But a new work may keep visitors in the coatroom vestibule and bathrooms.

The artwork, which will be on display when the museum reopens August 19 [2014], incorporates shards of pottery from shipwrecks dating from 1620 to 1850, imprinted with digital images of documents from the museum’s archives: the 1838 ship’s log of Captain Edward Babson, written aboard the Cadet, and the diary of the captain’s wife, Amanda Babson, written in Gloucester.

Read more about the reopening of the Cape Ann Museum.