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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

Shackleton’s Whisky

In January 2010 our conservators found five crates encased in ice under Shackleton's 1908 Antarctic base…
January 31, 2010/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