New Exhibition - Titanic Stories at National Maritime Museum Cornwall
8th March 2018 - 7th January 2019
Titanic Stories, will be on show at National Maritime Museum, Cornwall from 8 March, 2018 until 7 January, 2019.
On a major scale, the show will explore all the stories behind the Titanic’s momentous sinking in 1912, and re-appraise the myths, controversies and assumptions that have linger ever since.
Over 100 years on and Titanic is still one of the world’s greatest disasters. A story that is forever being told and retold but appetites never seem to tire of.
With this new exhibition, rare and never-seen-before artefacts will go on display, uncovering the personal histories of survivors, victims and descendants of the Titanic disaster, including those from Cornwall.
Titanic Stories will focus on how the ill-fated liner’s story has lived on in social consciousness. Delving into its rapid commercialisation, its rise to one of the most globally talked about and commodified events in history, and how the news broke and was reported in international media (an early ‘fake news’ story).
From souvenir postcards produced days after, books and film adaptations made within weeks to cinematic adaptations made for Nazi propaganda and the award-winning 'A Night to Remember' and James Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster (all represented in the show with even Winslet’s costume on show).
With a huge scope of objects and items discovered from the ship, personal histories and iconic cinematic props (as well as a life-size replica of Lifeboat 13) - the new show offers a hundred new stories to unpack.
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