National Antarctic (Discovery) Expedition 1901 – 1904
77° 50’ 50” S, 166° 38’ E Hut Point, Ross Island
A comprehensive Conservation Plan has been prepared for both the site and the 350+ associated items that form the artefact collection. A two year programme of work is due to commence during the 2013 - 2014 season.
Work is now well underway at Scott's hut at Cape Evans. Following excavation of large amounts of snow and ice, conservators found 300 new artefacts which had been buried for decades.
"It’s a time warp without parallel. You walk into Scott’s hut and you are transported to the year 1912 in a way that is quite impossible anywhere else in the world. Everything is there.” Sir David Attenborough CH FRS
British Antarctic (Terra Nova) Expedition 1910 – 1913
77° 38’ S, 166° 24’ E Antarctica, Cape Evans, Ross Island
In 2008 the NZ Antarctic Heritage Trust commenced a comprehensive seven-year conservation programme to secure and weatherproof the building and conserve the more than 8500 artefacts on site. In 2012 the NZ Antarctic Heritage Trust completed the five-year carpentry conservation programme. The artefact conservation programme is scheduled for completion in 2015.
Keep up to date with NZAHT's work visit: www.nzaht.org