#ma2015Syd conference blog

If you are planning to attend the Museums Australia national conference 21-24 May, why not combine your attendance with a visit to the Australian National Maritime Museum exhibition Shackleton: Escape from Antarctica?

Billed as “a survival story for the ages”, highlights of the exhibition include the stunning Frank Hurley expedition photographs, traditional dioramas which have been enhanced by the latest in augmented reality, and reconstructions of the historic huts of explorers Shackleton and Scott.

There is also a replica of the lifeboat James Caird to help you conjure up in your mind the 1500 km journey of Shackleton and his five companions from Elephant Island to South Georgia.

Museums Australia NSW Chair Andrew Simpson says “It’s a very atmospheric exhibition…. you feel the need to put on a thick coat during your visit”.

More information and ticket purchases: http://www.anmm.gov.au/Whats-On/Exhibitions/On-Now/Shackleton-Escap...;

The Australian National Maritime Museum is the venue for the Regional, Remote and Community Museums Day on 21 May and for the MAGNA and MAPDA awards on 22 May.

Museums Australia National Conference, Sydney, 21-25 May 2015,

For more information and to register visit http://www.ma2015.org.au/

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