28 January 2017 sees the world premiere of the 360° Panorama “TITANIC – The Promise of Modernity” by Yadegar Asisi in the Panometer Leipzig. With a scale of 1:1, the panoramic image covers an area of approximately 3,500 square metres, leading visitors to the sunken wreck of the RMS Titanic, 3,800 metres below the surface of the North Atlantic. Continue reading »
Construction of Titanic began on March 31, 1909 when designer James Andrews laid the first keel plate in the Harland & Wolff Shipyards Belfast, Ireland. Continue reading »
The April 2012 edition of National Geographic magazine features the first ever complete views of the wreck of the Titanic, made from thousands of high-resolution images, in its current state on the seafloor
Ethereal views of Titanic’s bow (modelled) offer a comprehensiveness of detail never seen before. (Modeling by Stefan Fichtel / © 2012 RMS TITANIC, INC; Produced by AIVL, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute) Continue reading »
As the 100th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic approaches — it struck an iceberg on April 15, 1912 — a plethora of memorials and events are planned. There are Titanic cruises that will follow the path of the ill-fated ocean liner; an exhibition at the National Geographic Museum in Washington; a touring artifact exhibit in the U.S.; the re-release of James Cameron’s blockbuster “Titanic” in 3D; an auction of items recovered from the sunken ship; a new Sea City museum in the English port of Southampton, where Titanic picked up passengers and began its final voyage; and the opening of the world’s largest “Titanic experience” in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
A poster advertises the RMS Titanic’s maiden voyage. (The New York Times) Continue reading »
Old photographs, reconstructed suites, letters from victims and many original artifacts from the sunken Titanic are on display at Hans Christian Andersen Castle of Tivoli Gardens amusement park in Copenhagen. “Titanic – The Exhibition” was opened to visitors in Denmark on April 10, 2011 and will run until Dec. 30.
A 1912 advert for the Titanic. (© Claes-Göran Wetterholms) Continue reading »
A necklace once worn by a passenger on the ill-fated ocean liner the Titanic has been stolen from a traveling exhibit in Copenhagen. The necklace was stolen Saturday during opening hours at the exhibit hall in Tivoli park in the centre of the Danish capital, and the thief or thieves had gotten away without tripping the alarm system. (AP / Yahoo) Continue reading »