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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.
Celebrating the glory of the Titanic, the largest, moving, man-made object of the day which was regarded as a wonder ship and whose interiors were as luxurious as the grandest hotels and palaces. The exhibition will honour both the passengers and crew, whose heroism saved many lives.

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.
There's a treat for movie buffs and fans of James Cameron's Oscar winning film Titanic with the display of a selection of props which were used on the film.

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 memorial to him will be unveiled, on the site of his former home at Cambusbarron.
Prayers for those who died on the Titanic will be said by Reverend Morris Coull of the Holy Rude Church in Stirling at his Sunday service on 14 April at 11.30am, and all will be welcome to attend.

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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