Major exhibition chronicles Shackletons Antarctic adventure

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A major photographic exhibition at the Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool, will chart the extraordinary story of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s famous Antarctic expedition.
Running from the 16th July to the 3rd January 2011, Endurance: Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventure will feature over 150 images taken by expedition photographer James Francis Hurley, charting the epic tale of survival after Shackleton’s ship Endurance was crushed by the ice.
This travelling exhibition, brought to the UK for the first time by New York’s American Museum of Natural History, will allow students to view images of Endurance trapped in the ice by day and night, studies of the expedition members, Endurance sinking beneath the ice, daily life while camped on the ice, and the crew marooned on Elephant Island. There will also be a full-size replica of the James Caird, the lifeboat sailed to South Georgia Island in search of rescue.
Merseyside Maritime Museum, part of National Museums Liverpool, offers an extensive education programme for visiting school groups of all ages.
For further information or to organise an educational trip, telephone: 0151-478 4441 or log onto www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

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