PERSONAL ITEMS FROM R.M.S. TITANIC’S FIRST OFFICER FIND PERMANENT HOME AT TITANIC THE ARTIFACT EXHIB
WHAT: In commemoration of the 31st anniversary of the discovery of RMS Titanic’s wreck site, six personal possessions belonging to First Officer William Murdoch will be placed on display to the public at Titanic The Artifact Exhibition, starting Friday, November 18, 2016. Murdoch’s recovered belongings include a toiletry kit, which contained a shoe brush, an official White Star Line officer’s button, a straight razor, a pair of long-johns and a smoking pipe.
“Due to our continued research of our collection and Titanic, First Officer Murdoch is one of a handful of passengers and crew members whom we were able to directly identify personal possessions,” said Alexandra Klingelhofer, vice president of collections for Premier Exhibitions, Inc. “It is extremely difficult to link the artifacts to passengers aboard the ‘Ship of Dreams’ unless they are enclosed in a protective suitcase or other leather casing with the passenger’s name or initials inscribed. Murdoch’s discovery is incredible because it gives us the chance to help tell a story that was thought to be lost with the great ocean liner”
WHEN: Artifact installation will take place on Friday, November 18, 2016 WHERE: Titanic…The Artifact Exhibition 7324 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819 The exhibition is located between Sea World and Universal Studios on International Drive TICKETS: Tickets may be purchased at the Exhibition Box Office, by calling 407-248-1166, or online at https://tickets.prxi.com/orlando/Info.aspx?EventID=3 ABOUT PREMIER EXHIBITIONS, INC.: Premier Exhibitions, Inc. located in Atlanta, Georgia and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; is a foremost presenter of museum quality exhibitions throughout the world. Premier is a recognized leader in developing and displaying unique exhibitions for education and entertainment, including Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, BODIES…The Exhibition, Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs, Pompeii The Exhibition, Dinosaurs Unearthed, Dinosaurs Alive!, Extreme Dinosaurs, Xtreme BUGS! and Creatures of the Deep, as well as Saturday Night Live: The Exhibition. RMS Titanic, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Premier Exhibitions, Inc., is the only company permitted by law to recover objects from the wreck of Titanic. The Company was granted Salvor-in-Possession rights to the wreck of Titanic by a United States Federal Court in 1994 and has conducted eight research and recovery expeditions to Titanic recovering more than 5,500 artifacts. In the summer of 2010, RMS Titanic, Inc. conducted a ground-breaking expedition to Titanic 25 years after its discovery to undertake innovative 3D video recording, data gathering and other technical measures so as to virtually raise Titanic, preserving the legacy of the Ship for all time. Additional information about Premier Exhibitions, Inc. is available at the Company’s website www.PremierExhibitions.com