CONSERVATION

The Trust is a world leader in cold-climate heritage conservation with a major programme to conserve the historic huts and artefacts in the Ross Sea region of Antarctica

Credit: Alasdair Turner

Save Hillary's Hut
Scott Base

The Antarctic Heritage Trust restored Hillary's Hut over the 2016-2017 season. More than 5700 hours of work was put in to restore the Hut and its hundreds of artefacts inside. The Hut has now been returned to its original colours thanks to help from Dulux New Zealand.

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HISTORY OF THE PROJECTS

An introduction to the Trust's continuing Ross Sea Heritage Restoration Project

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cONSERVATION SNAPSHOTS

The Trust conserves the huts of Carsten Borchgrevink, Robert Falcon Scott, Ernest Shackleton and Edmund Hillary. Take a look at what we’ve been doing to conserve each expedition base in our care. 

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Meet the conservation team


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Al Fastier
Antarctic Programme Manager
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Lizzie Meek
Programme Manager - Artefacts 
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Pip Cheshire
Conservation Architect, Cheshire Architects

CONSERVATION PHOTO GALLERY

It’s not every day you get to work in sub-zero temperatures with historic buildings and artefacts. See our cold-climate conservation and carpentry teams in action.

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Antarctic Blog

Written by the conservation team as they work on the huts and artefacts under the Trust's care. 

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