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The Great Unwashed

Preparations for all polar explorations must be meticulous and there are a very few things that you can…
February 12, 2017/by Comms

Trip of a Lifetime for Young Kiwi Explorers

Four young New Zealanders are about to embark on a journey others only dream of – to Antarctica. The…
January 30, 2017/by Comms

The Explorer December 2016

December 23, 2016/by Comms

Old News is Good News

In this fractious modern world it can be comforting to know that things have ever been much the same.…
December 13, 2016/by Comms

Annual Report 2016

October 27, 2016/by Comms

Antarctic Field Training (AFT)

By Doug Henderson

All new arrivals at Scott Base are required to attend Antarctic Field Training. …
October 26, 2016/by Comms

The Summer Season Begins

By Lizzie Meek

The AHT summer conservation team is here at Scott Base, and well and truly settled…
October 25, 2016/by Comms

A Venezuelan Connection

By Josefin Jimenez

Conservator Ciaran Lavelle mused in an earlier post Life is like a box of Chocolates…
October 19, 2016/by Comms

Life is Like a Box of Chocolates

By Ciaran Lavelle

Do you remember Forrest Gump sitting there on his park bench sharing not only his…
October 11, 2016/by Comms

The Name of the Game

By Josefin Jimenez

This week I have been working on half a piece of card, identified only as “Game:…
August 17, 2016/by Comms

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

By Ciaran Lavelle

Close your eyes and imagine what a typical explorer would look like. Now imagine…
August 12, 2016/by Comms

Tea Towels: Hemmed and Ready for Use

By Stefanie White

20 unused tea towels from Cape Adare are currently undergoing conservation treatment.…
August 10, 2016/by Comms

Why Did Levick Leave His Personal Items Behind?

By Stefanie White

George Murray Levick, surgeon and zoologist on Scott’s Terra Nova Expedition (1910-1913)…
August 5, 2016/by Comms

Lime Juice Nodules

By Josefin Jimenez

In most cases the historic food that comes off the ice is interesting, rather than…
July 20, 2016/by Comms

High Tea on the Icy Sea

By Ciarán Lavelle

They came from the North and they came prepared, well they came with everything…
July 12, 2016/by Comms

Reinvigorating a City … and History

By Sue Bassett

Conserving artefacts from the early British Antarctic expedition huts whilst actually…
July 4, 2016/by Comms

For Better or Worcestershire Sauce

By Josefin Jimenez

For the past weeks, as the paper conservator, I have been working on a collection…
June 27, 2016/by Comms

Fighting Fit at 30 Below

By Ciarán Lavelle

The men of Scott’s 1910 expedition would have been at the peak of their physical…
June 15, 2016/by Comms

A Discovery Below Penguin Guano

By Stefanie White

Looking through the magnification lens, I take a breath through my respirator and…
June 2, 2016/by Comms

Meet the Team – Cape Adare Artefacts Conservation Project

By Josefin Jiménez

The work to conserve the artefacts from Cape Adare, the base established by Carsten…
May 24, 2016/by Comms

The Explorer April 2016

May 10, 2016/by Comms

Favourites

By Sue Bassett

During the decade of work by the Trust’s on-ice conservation teams, many personal…
February 22, 2016/by Comms

Inspiring Explorers Expedition a Success

The Antarctic Heritage Trust New Zealand’s Inspiring Explorers Expedition, an international centenary…
November 1, 2015/by Comms

Dogs

By Sue Bassett

While Captain RF Scott wasn’t keen on the idea of using dogs as his main means of…
October 28, 2015/by Comms

Heroic Explorers Inspire a New Generation

The Antarctic Heritage Trust’s Inspiring Explorers Expedition 2015 to South Georgia Island left on…
October 17, 2015/by Comms

Prime Minister Launches Conservation Plan

Today, New Zealand Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key has launched the Antarctic Heritage Trust’s Conservation…
March 17, 2015/by Comms

Hillary Tractor Secured in Public Private Partnership

A Ferguson tractor, used by Sir Edmund Hillary’s party at the newly-constructed Scott Base during the…
March 13, 2015/by Comms

World-leading Project Saves Heroic Antarctic Legacy

The world’s most extreme conservation project has saved three historic buildings and thousands of artefacts…
January 28, 2015/by Comms

Midwinter

By Sue Bassett

Midwinter is upon us, for those in the southern hemisphere at least. For those…
June 18, 2014/by Comms

Let There Be Light … and Heat!

By Meg Absolon

Let there be light… and heat!

The flick of the switch is usually all it takes…
June 11, 2014/by Comms

Can You Still Tell a Man by His Shoes?

By Stefanie White

My grandmother, my mother and even my best friend have been heard announcing the…
June 11, 2014/by Comms

Dog Biscuits

By Meg Absolon

I’ve been very fortunate since arriving on the Ice to be working in the on-site conservation…
March 7, 2014/by Comms

Shackleton’s Car

By Sue Bassett

When Ernest Shackleton led the British Antarctic ‘Nimrod’ Expedition 1907–09…
February 3, 2014/by Comms

Ross Sea Party Tent

By Sue Bassett

A century on, we continue to share some of the artefacts we’ve treated from Shackleton’s…
June 12, 2013/by Comms

Ross Sea Party Improvised Gear

By Sue Bassett

The artefacts conserved by the Trust that remain in Scott’s Cape Evans hut tell something…
May 27, 2013/by Comms

Pony Snowshoes

By Sue Bassett

When it comes to working with historical material that is only 100 years old, most…
May 22, 2013/by Comms

Cape Evans Stove

By Sue Bassett

While the Trust’s on-ice conservators move the artefacts from the historic expedition…
January 12, 2009/by Comms