Titanic artefacts surface in Melbourne exhibition
- On 02/03/2010
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By Simon Plant - Herald Sun
Buried treasure recovered from the wreck of the world's most famous ship has surfaced at Melbourne Museum.
But a bronze cherub ripped from the Titanic almost a century ago is just the tip of the iceberg.
Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition, opening soon in the museum's Touring Hall, will present 280 authentic objects - from perfume vials and a pocket watch to chamber pots and coins - and recreate sections of the ship's opulent interior, including the Grand Staircase.
"This is biggest and best exhibition I've ever seen in my life,'' said promoter Michael Gudinski.
"When you see what's been discovered underneath the water so long after the event, its just gripping.''
Gudinski's Frontier Events, a division of Frontier Touring, is presenting Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition with Museum Victoria and the support of Victorian Major Events.
And like last years' A Day in Pompeii, museum chief Dr J Patrick Greene expects the show to give visitors a fascinating, intimate and often poignant glimpse into another era.