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Ross Sea Heritage Restoration Project: Conservation Status

Borchgrevink's Hut

British Antarctic (Southern Cross) Expedition 1898 – 1900
71° 18’ S, 170° 09’ E Cape Adare, Northern Victoria Land

The detailed planning, including the preparation of a Conservation Plan and Implementation Plan, required to save this site and its 1000+ artefact collection has been completed. The Norwegian Government through the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is helping fund the implementation works.  A four year programme of work is due to commence during the 2014 - 2015 season.

If you would like to learn more about Carsten Borchgrevink, please view the Trust’s bi-lingual website (English and Norwegian) which is dedicated to his expedition.

Scott's Hut

National Antarctic (Discovery) Expedition 1901 – 1904
77° 50’ 50” S, 166° 38’ E Hut Point, Ross Island

A comprehensive Conservation Plan has been prepared for both the site and the 350+ associated items that form the artefact collection. A two year programme of work is due to commence during the 2013 - 2014 season.

Shackleton's Hut

British Antarctic (Nimrod) Expedition 1907 – 1909
77° 33’ 10.7” S, 166° 10’ 6.5” E Cape Royds, Ross Island

After two years of planning, in 2004 the Trust commenced a major four-year conservation programme to secure and weatherproof the building and conserve the 6000+ artefacts. Work was completed in 2008 on time and to budget and an annual maintenance and monitoring plan was put in place.

Scott's Hut

British Antarctic (Terra Nova) Expedition 1910 – 1913
77° 38’ S, 166° 24’ E Antarctica, Cape Evans, Ross Island

In 2008 the Trust commenced a comprehensive seven-year conservation programme to secure and weatherproof the building and conserve the more than 8500 artefacts on site.  In 2012 the Trust completed the five-year carpentry conservation programme.  The artefact conservation programme is scheduled for completion in 2015.
 

Read the Trust’s latest Project Update on our conservation work in Antarctica.

“For a joint scientific and geographical piece of organization, give me Scott; for a winter journey, Wilson, for a dash to the Pole and nothing else, Amundsen: and if I am in the devil of a hole and want to get out of it, give me Shackleton every time.”

Apsley Cherry-Garrard,  British Antarctic Expedition 1910 – 1913.