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Justin raises the Titanic

10 October 2006 by Sam

Conservator with Titanic model

Well, OK, it is just the model of the Titanic (and if you really want to split hairs it’s actually the model of the Olympic/Titanic, but that’s a whole other story that you can read on the Maritime Museum collection pages).

I’ll start again. Justin Garside Taylor, head of industrial and land transport conservation, is shown gently easing the Titanic model up on trolleys, ready to be moved out of the former Floating Palaces gallery and into a brand new display, due to open early in 2007.

Moving such a large and important model is quite an operation. The preparations have involved staff from several different departments, including shipkeeping, the handling team, conservation and maritime history. Once everything is ready the model will actually be moved later this week, depending on the weather.

Staff with the Titanic modelOn the lookout for icebergs are models conservator Dave Parsons (dusting the deck) with curator Alan Scarth, Justin Garside Taylor and head of ship models conservation Chris Moseley

  1. MICHAEL DUPRE says:

    How long did it take you to build it?

    How was it made?

    Did you use rivets?How many?

    If you would sell it how much would you sell it for?

    Please tell me as much as you can about the ship i would love to know?

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME! PLEASE E-MAIL ME BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HAVE MANY MORE QUEASTIONS FOR YOU SO PLEASE E-MAIL ME BACK THANKS.

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