Titanic exhibitions are nothing new and in fact, continue to tour the world attracting millions of visitors who are still captivated by this enigmatic story. However, these exhibitions require significant funding, complex logistics and a small army of staff to build and maintain what is undoubtedly, a huge undertaking.
Packing the same punch, ‘Titanic – Artifacts & Images from a Legend’ is something the museum & entertainment industry has been waiting for, a ‘C Sector’ Titanic exhibition!
Based on the best selling book of the same name by world renowned maritime historian, Daniel Klistor, this gallery style exhibition takes the visitor on a journey back in time, through the eyes of those who were there, including Harland & Wolff’s professional photographer, Robert Welch, period press photographers & passengers on board Titanic and the rescue ship, Carpathia. More than 60 period photographs are displayed, using the finest quality, free standing double sided ‘Aero’ banner systems, all of which are numbered and set out to guide the visitor through the immersive story of Titanic; from conception to her tragic demise.
29 of these ‘Aero’ banners are 2m high & 2m wide, offering large images, printed to the highest quality specifications available. There are two further banners, which are twice the size, giving a more panoramic view of the ship and her interiors.
However, one of the highlights of the exhibition is the central display of four interconnected ‘Aero’ banners which offer a huge, 8 metre image of Titanic on one side and a stunning cutaway painting of the ship on the other, by internationally renowned artist and Titanic expert, Ken Marschall.
The images are just part of this “must see” exhibition. Alongside many of the banners are cabinets containing over 120 genuine artifacts from Titanic and her identical twin sister ship, Olympic. Like the banners, they are illuminated by a custom made lighting system.
These rare and often unique artefacts bring the photographs to life, imaging what the visitor sees in the picture:
- The last remaining lifeboat from the White Star Line (SS Nomadic).
- A fully authentic replica cherub from the Grand Staircase, cast in bronze and absolutely identical to Titanic’s in every detail.
- Gold pocket watch, picked up from the deck of Titanic, as the last lifeboat was being launched.
- Bandleader, Wallace Hartley archive. including sheet music, recovered with his body & violin.
- Titanic life jacket, used by one of the passengers who survived and rescued by Carpathia.
The exhibition was named one of the Top 11 “Must See” attractions in the country by USA Today and awareded the “Purple Apple” marketing award in 2017.
Size: 3,500 -6,500 sq ft / 325- 600 m2