Ulster Folk & Transport Museum Announces TITANICa The Exhibition

RMS Titanic artefacts to go on display for the first time

Artefacts recovered from the seabed wreck of the Titanic are to go on display for the first time in Northern Ireland to mark the centenary of the great ship’s launch.
Seven of the items – which will be displayed as part of TITANICa: The Exhibition at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum – will be going on show for the first time anywhere in the world.

The new exhibition, which opens on the 100th anniversary of Titanic’s launch at the end of May, will feature 35 items from the wreck including a part of the hull structure, a porthole, silverware, glassware and personal belongings.

Pictured above is a Demitasse cup that would have been used in Café Parisien ©1987-2004 RMS Titanic, Inc. Click image to enlarge.

They are part of a loan from US-based RMS Titanic, Inc a wholly owned subsidiary of Premier Exhibitions, Inc. and the Salvor in Possession of the wreck site. These artefacts will join some 500 objects from the Folk & Transport Museum’s own collections.
Tim Cooke, Director of National Museums Northern Ireland, (which runs the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum) said: “This is a real coup for the museum. One hundred years to the day that Titanic was launched in Belfast items from the ship will be on display in our galleries on the shores of Belfast Lough. This exhibition in the Transport Galleries is sure to prove a huge draw for local and international visitors.”

Alexandra Klingelhofer, Vice President of Collections at RMS Titanic, Inc. said: “We are thrilled to partner with National Museums Northern Ireland and bring these 35 incredible items to mark this important centenary. Nothing tells the story of Titanic more poignantly and dramatically then these artefacts. It is our honor and privilege to share them with Belfast exactly 100 years after the launch.”

TITANICa: The Exhibition opens on 31 May in the Transport Galleries at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Holywood.

About RMS Titanic, Inc./Premier Exhibitions Inc.:
Premier Exhibitions, Inc’s (NASDAQ: PRXI) wholly-owned subsidiary RMS Titanic, Inc., is the only company permitted by law to recover objects from the wreck of Titanic. The Company has conducted seven research and recovery expeditions to Titanic recovering more than 5,500 artifacts. The Company recently completed its eighth dive to the wreck in the summer of 2010 to collect scientific data and visuals on Titanic’s condition. These artefacts are toured worldwide in Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. www.prxi.com

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