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|2 February-5 May 2002|
|TITANIC - Exhibition Exclusive in Stirling Smith|
The Smith Art Gallery and Museum in Stirling is to host Scotland's world premiere Titanic event of 2002. The exhibition Titanic - Honour and Glory has been created by members of the Falkirk Titanic Society in association with the Stirling Smith. This exclusive event will attract thousands of visitors to the award-winning museum.
2002 is the 90th anniversary of the tragic maiden voyage of the Titanic,
which sank after colliding with an iceberg in the north
Atlantic on the morning of 15th April 1912.
The exhibition forms a voyage of discovery, where visitors can
experience a simulated dive to the ocean floor to view the wreck, walk
into a recreation of a third class cabin and explore the design of the ship
from models and drawings. On loan from a private collection, many rare authentic treasures from the White Star Line ships Titanic, Olympic and Britannic, will be on show for the very first time.
In this 90th anniversary exhibition, Stirling will pay homage to a forgotten hero. For the first time, the heroism of Stirling man William Young Moyes, the Sixth Engineer on the Titanic, who perished along with passengers and crew members on that fateful night will be explored. His father Alexander Moyes was Headmaster of the primary section of the High School of Stirling.
A series of events to accompany the exhibition has been organised by the Falkirk Titanic Society. A lunchtime lecture series on Fridays during February and March will look at the Titanic in depth, the history of the White Star Line, the Edwardian class system and will remember the many forgotten heroes. Series tickets are available from the museum, priced £20.00.
Titanic - Honour and Glory is supported with a grant from the Scottish Museums Council.
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