William Hoffman

The Mariners' Museum
Senior Conservator and Project Manager
Williamsburg, VA
Will Hoffman received a Bachelor’s degrees in Anthropology (concentrating in North American and Historic Archaeology) and Fine Arts (concentrating in sculpture and metal casting) from The State University of New York College at Buffalo. In addition, he holds a Master's degree in Art Conservation specializing in the conservation of objects from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. He has worked at Mariners’ Museum since 2009 focusing on the conservation of archaeological metals recovered from the wreck site of the USS Monitor. During his tenure at the museum, his research interests have encompassed the evaluation of cleaning and stabilization methods for archaeological iron materials as well as the study of 19th century metal casting and steam engine technologies. Presently, he manages and coordinates of all conservation-related activities within the Batten Conservation Complex and the USS Monitor Center.