NZ Antarctic Heritage Trust Completes the Conservation of Scott's and Shackleton's Huts
The New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust has announced that it has completed its conservation of the three historic huts used by Captain Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton at Cape Evans, Hut Point and Cape Royds. The UK Antarctic Heritage Trust is proud to have been a major supporter of this conservation project, having helped generate £3.5 million for the Ross Sea Heritage Restoration Project and more recently given £100,000 (part of which was donated from the Barbara Debenham legacy) for the conservation of Scott’s Discovery Hut and Carsten Borchgrevink’s hut at Cape Adare.
Sixty-two specialists from eleven countries contributed to the conservation of these buildings and their related artefacts over the life of the project, and uncovered previously undiscovered artefacts such as the famous crates of Scotch whisky and brandy at Shackleton’s historic base, and the photographs and notebook recovered from Scott’s hut at Cape Evans.
Maintenance of the three bases and their artefacts will be ongoing, but the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust now plans to begin conservation work at Borchgrevink’s hut at Cape Adare and Hillary’s Hut at Scott Base. To read more about the work of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust and watch the video 'Saving Scott's and Shackleton's Huts', visit https://www.nzaht.org/
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