The Queen Anne’s Revenge Conservation Lab (QAR Lab) in Greenville, NC is the home to the state’s maritime archaeological conservation program, specifically the artifacts of its namesake, Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge, formerly the slave ship La Concorde. The facility is located on the East Carolina University West Research Campus in a former Voice of America radio station from the Cold War era. The lab was established in 2003 and now houses over 420,000 artifacts in various stages of conservation.

Conservators at the QAR Lab have a wide array of archaeological and conservation experience they call upon to conserve QAR artifacts and provide consultation to other state entities. We work with ECU students and professors to provide research opportunities, administer a volunteer program for those interested in archaeological conservation, and offer a variety of educational programs for the public!

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