Scott’s Antarctic hut saved as part of polar project

The New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust has completed an ambitious project to conserve the 100-year-old hut at Camp Evans that was used by the English explorer Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912) during his ill-fated Terra Nova expedition to the South Pole. Scott and three others did not survive the trek. The trust has spent more than a decade working to preserve around 17,000 artefacts—including photographic negatives, whisky and brandy bottles, and notebooks—from the expeditions of Scott and his Anglo-Irish rival Ernest Shackleton (1874-1922). Members of the trust are due to discuss their efforts and the challenges of working in such a harsh environment at a talk in London, organised by World Monuments Fund Britain, on 25 May.

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