Heritage Trust (New Zealand) conservators,
Lizzie, Anna and Jana work to preserve the historic explorers'
huts in Antarctica. Here's a short video of the Trust conservators working on location at the Cape Royds historic
hut built by Sir Ernest Shackleton in 1908...
over 100 years ago in 1908 as part of Sir Ernest Shackleton's
Nimrod Expedition, the hut is filled with the effects and
furnishings from that "heroic era" expedition. Because
of the hard work and diligence of the Trust, the hut and its
historic contents have been restored for future generations
of visitors and scholars to enjoy, learn from and be inspired
by. The short video above shows the Trust conservators working
on location at this historic hut. Thank you to Katie Leum
for her production assistance on this video.
conservators are keeping a
wonderful blog through the Natural History Museum in London,
U.K. about their Trust work on-site in Antarctica. You can
learn more about the conservator and read much more about
their vital work on their blog!
On the Antarctic Heritage Trust's
website there are very
cool virtual tours of the four historic bases under their
Here's a description of the Antarctic
Heritage Trust (New Zealand) from their website: "The
Antarctic Heritage Trust (New Zealand), formed in 1987, is
a charitable trust based in Christchurch, New Zealand registered
under the Charities Act 2005 (registration CC24071). It is
recognised internationally as the organisation caring for
the expedition bases left by the first explorers in the Ross
Sea region of the Antarctic Continent. The Trust cares for,
on behalf of the international community, the four bases associated
with the following expeditions:
the sites are protected under the Antarctic Treaty System.
In 2007 all four sites (with a particular emphasis on Captain
Scott's base at Cape Evans) were listed on the "World
Monuments Fund List of 100 Most Endangered Sites in the World."