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MEDIA ADVISORY: Special preview of "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition" Thursday, Sept. 27 at 10:45 am

Media Advisory
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — September 21, 2012
Contact: emelia.cowans@naturalsciences.org; 919.707.9837

Media invited to a special preview of “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition”

(RALEIGH) — The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will host a special preview of Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition for members of the media on Thursday, September 27, at 10:45 a.m. inside the Special Exhibits Gallery on the second floor of the main Museum. This year marks 100 years since the Titanic sank to the bottom of the icy North Atlantic, taking more than 1,500 passengers with her. This exhibit provides an in depth look into the lives of all 2,228 passengers — titans of commerce, artists, leaders of countries, immigrant dreamers, mothers, fathers, sons and daughters. It also features more than 200 rare artifacts recovered from the broken ship’s debris field two-and-a-half miles beneath the surface.

Each artifact has a story to tell and Alexandra Klingelhofer, Vice-President of Collections for Premier Exhibitions, Inc. will be available tell a few of those stories, as well as provide general information about the exhibit and its highlights. She will be joined by Museum Director, Dr. Betsy Bennett, who will speak about the science behind some of the recovery efforts and why this partnership between the Museum and Premier Exhibitions translates into a fascinating and educational experience for each visitor.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition opens to the public on Saturday, September 29, and runs through April 28, 2013. Tickets: $14 for Adults; $11 for Seniors (65+), Students and Military; $9 for Children (3-12); $8 for Museum Members. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://naturalsciences.org/titanic or call the Museum Box Office at 919.707.9950.


RMS Titanic Inc. has a singular purpose: to faithfully and respectfully preserve the memory of Titanic and of all who sailed with her. Over the past 15 years, more than 22 million people have seen this powerful exhibition in major museums worldwide — from Chicago to Los Angeles and Paris to London. RMS Titanic Inc. is the only company permitted by law to recover objects from the wreck of the Titanic. In all activities and events related to Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, the Museum of Natural Sciences wishes to remember and honor those whose lives were lost due to the Titanic’s tragic sinking 100 years ago.

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (11 W. Jones St.) and its new wing, the Nature Research Center (121 W. Jones St.) in downtown Raleigh, documents and interprets the natural history of the state of North Carolina through exhibits, research, collections, publications and educational programming. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sun., noon-5 p.m. Admission is free. Visit the Museum on the Web at www.naturalsciences.org. The Museum is an agency of the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Dee Freeman., Secretary.

Publish Date: 
Tuesday, September 25, 2012