Milestone in conserving Scott’s and Shackleton’s Antarctic legacy
The New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust’s Ross Sea Heritage Restoration Project has reached a major milestone with an intensive programme of conservation of the historic bases of Scott and Shackleton on the Ross Island, Antarctica.
The three heroic-era buildings and their artefact collections were in danger of loss after a century of extreme environmental conditions. To combat this, and in a world-first, the Antarctic Heritage Trust has been working year round in Antarctica with the support of Antarctica New Zealand since 2006.
Over the life of the project 62 specialists from 11 countries have undertaken cutting edge heritage conservation unprecedented in its scale and complexity in the polar regions, to conserve Scott’s and Shackleton’s Antarctic legacy.