28 October, 2006


International Conservation Services (ICS) is undertaking the conservation of the 15,000 artefacts frozen in Shackleton's 1908 hut at Cape Royds and Scott¹s 1911 hut at Cape Evans in the Antarctic. ICS is sourcing conservators internationally to be part of this project, which involves up to eight months through the Antarctic winter secluded at New Zealand¹s Scott Base.

The London Natural History Museum has recently interviewed Julian Bickersteth (ICS Managing Director) on this project, as part of the ³Nature Live² program (webcast soon to be available for download).

To view the Museum¹s resources on Antarctic heritage and conservation, including conservation project details, history, webcast and details of the daily life in Antarctica published within the conservators¹ blog: Go to http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/earth/antarctica/index.html

For further information on ICS and the Ross Sea Artefacts Conservation Project: Go to: http://www.icssydney.com.au/index.php?id=116,

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