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New Podcast – Frozen in Time: Scott’s Antarctic Legacy
Scott’s Terra Nova hut has a history steeped in both triumph and tragedy that is proudly on display at Cape Evans.
Step inside and you will find the building in good health with more than 11,000 artefacts left behind by expeditions of Scott and Shackleton carefully conserved.
That is due to the expert conservation work undertaken by Antarctic Heritage Trust, who in 2007 began a seven year journey to conserve the wooden hut and the artefacts left behind by expeditions of both Scott, and Shackleton.
Join the Trust’s Chief Operations Officer, Francesca Eathorne as she visits the hut, speaks to the conservation experts and hears how they worked within the world’s most extreme environment to save this important piece of Antarctic history.
We’re back on the Ice with our biggest team yet!
Following a mandatory two-week period of isolation, the Trust’s On-Ice conservation team deployed to Ross Island, Antarctica in early December.
They will undertake our annual conservation programme at the historic explorer bases of Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Sir Ernest Shackleton and Sir Edmund Hillary that are under the Trust’s care.
The team of seven, led by Al Fastier, the Trust’s Programme Manager Ross Sea Heritage Restoration Project, will spend the next two months addressing some of the more complicated conservation issues facing the sites and continue the programme of maintenance and monitoring as part of our ongoing care of the sites.
For the first time since 2014, four of the conservators will stay on and winter-over to continue the artefact conservation programme.
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