Daily Archives: April 28, 2012

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

Von and I went to Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at the ArtScience Museum on Wednesday. I thought the recreations of the cabins and the grand staircase were very cool but my favourite bits were the stories and the personal items of the various passengers. It was especially sad to read about the people who weren’t even supposed to be on the Titanic in the first place but ended up on the ship for whatever reason and then went down with the ship. I also enjoyed learning about how they carried out the dives to recover the various artifacts from the wreck of the Titanic.

I really liked the boarding pass we were given at the start of the exhibition. The boarding pass was in the name of a particular passenger and at the end, we could check if that passenger featured on our boarding pass survived the sinking of the Titanic. Mine was 19 year old Kate Florence Phillips who was eloping with a married man. He didn’t survive but she did and later discovered she was pregnant with his child who was conceived aboard the Titanic!

We also went to see Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal and that’s quite an interesting exhibition that’s worth checking out as well. I’m looking forward to the Harry Potter exhibition starting in June!

first time at the ArtScience Museum

another shot of the exterior

origami boat

we survived the Titanic sinking!

Von checking out the photos we took at the Andy Warhol exhibition

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