Saturday, 28 November 2009

Conserving Shackleton's Historic Hut in Antarctica

Video by Mary Lynn Price,

Conservators with the Antarctic Heritage Trust talk about their work at the historic 1908 Shackleton hut at Cape Royds in Antarctica.

Built 100 years ago in 1908 as part of Sir Ernest Shackleton's Nimrod Expedition, the hut is filled with the effects and furnishings from that "heroic era" expedition. Because of the hard work of the Trust, the hut and its historic contents have been restored for future generations of visitors and scholars.

The Antarctic Heritage Trust Conservators Blog

The Natural History Museum in London host a blog from the Antarctic Heritage Trust conservation team. It describes what it's like to spend time in Antarctica conserving artifacts from the explorer's hut left behind by Captain Robert Falcon Scott in 1911 when he journeyed to the South Pole.The main link point is - here

It is being written by members of the 2009-10 conservation summer team, Fran and Lucy, with contributions from Nicola and Georgina who are conserving artefacts at the Canterbury Museum in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Previous entries were written by the summer and winter conservation teams from 2006 onwards, who have now left Scott Base.


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Just discovered a portrait of an old friend of mine on that site. She's a snowmobile instructor/mechanic at McMurdo.

It's been 15 years since I first went to the Ice, I'm tempted to return.

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