background

27 November 2012

Titanic artifact exhibition

The Titanic has always fascinated me. I read every story I could find, watch every available documentary about it. It's the very first film I saw during my first year abroad and I drowned in it for several weeks. Over the years I switched to occasional scholarly articles as the emotional side was too overwhelming. Unlike theme songs of other films I love playing on the piano, I hid the sheet music of My Heart Will Go On.


This year marks The Titanic's 100-year anniversary, and I was delighted that my neighborhood is one venue of an artifact exhibition which ran from June to September 2012 on the 8th floor of Central World.


They have some of the most familiar images at the entrance


It was such a wonderful travel back in time


When I checked in I was given a packet that in the excitement with history I forgot to give a look at until last night when I took photos of it.


I didn't realize that on the back of this boarding pass was a ticket replica of the youngest passenger on board - Elizabeth Gladys 'Millvina' Dean. Wikipedia shows her signing autographs at a Titanic Convention in Southampton in 1999 -


As cameras were off limits inside I just took notes of as many objects on display as I could in a temperature that curdled my Southeast Asian blood. Viewers were treated to a great finale.  We walked on 'glass' where underneath we could see those dining plates neatly stacked and other objects as they were found on the ocean floor. Outside was a large poster of the crew for a parting image.


11 comments:

  1. I wrote a piece on Titanic a few months ago!


    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

    ReplyDelete
  2. That must have been quite an exhibit to view and the souvenier ticket very special.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Titanic is indeed fascinating--The Unsinkable Ship. its tragic end captured everybody's imagination.

    T is for...

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great idea for our T week! I saw some models of the Titanic at the Maritime Museum in Liverpool this summer.

    Leslie
    abcw team

    ReplyDelete
  5. That would be so interesting to visit. What a special Museum.

    ReplyDelete
  6. The story of Titanic has been a popular story and unfortunate for the big ship to hit the iceberg. Must have been a great exhibit.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Titanic artifacts wow. This brings a lot of histories and lessons to be learned and avoided.

    ReplyDelete
  8. We recently watched Titanic on TV again for the nth times lol.

    Catching up with all the T entries.

    Travels & Wandering
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

    ReplyDelete
  9. Even in our library, Titanic books are always a huge hit with the kids. I also am quite caught up in the frenzy. It's almost eerie, looking at those.

    ReplyDelete
  10. it must have been really fun to have seen an exhibit for something that you love so much - and you've got some great souvenirs!

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...