This morning saw the return of the Titanic Stories 6 SHEET Poster to the Cornwall Services Site.
Do visit the National Maritime Museum Cornwall in Falmouth to take in some truly Titanic Stories.
One of the most globally talked about events in history.
Focusing on the remarkably rapid commercialisation of the disaster, the exhibition also offers an in-depth exploration of the tragic event’s quick rise in status to one of the most globally talked about and commodified events in history, from how the news initially broke and was reported by international media (a subject of early ‘fake news’ stories), to the first souvenir postcards produced days after the sinking, the books written and film adaptations made within weeks, and the commemorative music and memorials, as well as more contemporary ephemera and artefacts following the wreck’s discovery in September 1985.
Objects on display.
Alongside documentary and personal photographs, letters, newspaper cuttings, compelling items such as a handkerchief waved from a lifeboat and a First-Class passenger list found in the pocket of a victim, are on display.
Exploring cinema adaptions.
International cinema adaptations of the Titanic story will be explored, from a Nazi propaganda film, to the award-winning A Night to Remember, each represented in the exhibition by their original film posters, production stills and more. Iconic items from James Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster will also feature, including one of Kate Winslet’s celebrated costumes and other props and pieces from the epic production.
Large scale installation pieces
In addition to the many historic objects, the Museum has commissioned two large-scale new installation pieces, including an exact, life-size replica of Lifeboat 13, made by specialist boat builders in our workshop as well as a visually-stunning representation of the iceberg suspended over the lifeboat by Cornwall based Dan Arnold. The sculpture is formed from 2208 monkey’s fist knots, created in partnership with members of the local community, each representing a survivor or victim of the tragedy.
The exhibition also contextualises the Titanic’s sailing as a migration story, full of passengers leaving their homes to start a new life. It will take this theme and explore resonances with current migration stories, including a small commissioned series of photographic portraits, telling the stories of immigrants, who have journeyed to Cornwall across seas, to begin a new life.
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Take in some Titanic Stories at The National Maritime Museum Cornwall