As well as caring for the five expedition bases in the Ross Sea region of Antarctica, Antarctic Heritage Trust conservators have worked to conserve more than 20,000 artefacts left behind including clothing, food and equipment. Experts in metal, paper, textile and timber conservation have worked together to carry out treatments that will prevent further deterioration of the artefacts, as well as photographing and documenting their work. 



Artefacts are spread over the five sites:

  • Over 1500 artefacts from Borchgrevink's hut at Cape Adare,
  • 500 artefacts from Scott's Discovery hut at Hut Point,
  • Over 6000 Artefacts from Shackleton's Nimrod hut at Cape Royds,
  • 11,500 artefacts from Scott's Terra Nova hut at Cape Evans,
  • 600 artefacts from Hillary's TAE/IGY hut at Pram Point.




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