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 has pledged a grant to commence funding 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.
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.
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.
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.