TITANIC: The Artifact Exhibition
Now Open Until January 2, 2012
On April 15, 1912, Titanic, the world’s largest ship, sank after colliding with an iceberg claiming more than 1,500 lives and subsequently altering the world’s confidence in modern technology. 99 years later, The Brogan Museum will pay tribute to the tragedy which continues to resonate through Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, where more than 100 legendary artifacts conserved from the Ship’s debris field are showcased offering visitors a poignant look at this iconic ship and its passengers.
The Exhibition has been designed with a focus on the legendary RMS Titanic’s compelling human stories as best told through over 100 authentic artifacts and extensive room re-creations. Perfume from a maker who was traveling to New York to sell his samples, china etched with the logo of the elite White Star Line, even a perfume vial still containing a distinctive scent and a number of au gratin dishes, perfectly preserved -- these and many other authentic objects offer haunting, emotional connections to lives abruptly ended or forever altered. Visitors are quickly drawn back in time to 1912 upon entrance, as each receives a replica boarding pass of an actual passenger aboard Titanic.
They then begin their chronological journey through the life of the Titanic, moving through the ship’s construction, to life on board, to the ill-fated sinking and amazing artifact rescue efforts. They will marvel at the re-created environments, and press their palms against an iceberg while learning of countless stories of heroism and humanity. In the “Memorial Gallery” guests will take their boarding pass to the memorial wall and discover whether their passenger and traveling companions survived or perished.
Over the past 15 years, more than 22 million people have seen this powerful exhibition in major museums worldwide - from Chicago to Los Angeles and Paris to London. RMS Titanic, Inc. is the only company permitted by law to recover objects from the wreck of the Titanic. The Company was granted Salvor-in-Possession rights to the wreck site of Titanic by a United States federal court in 1994 and has conducted seven research and recovery expeditions to the Titanic rescuing more than 5,500 artifacts.