Past Projects

Supporting other organisations in their endeavours to care for or celebrate Antarctic heritage has always been a vitally important element of our work. From our earliest days when we were directing our support towards the fundraising for the Ross Sea Heritage Restoration Project up until our most recent support of new acquisitions for museums and major exhibitions, we believe our support is able to make a difference to how we enable more people to understand and appreciate our Antarctic story.

The Enduring Eye
Royal Geographical Society Exhibition (with IBG)

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) held a major exhibition to mark the centenary of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17) led by Sir Ernest Shackleton.  The Society owns 68 glass plate negatives of the expedition, selected and saved from the ice by Frank Hurley and Sir Ernest Shackleton. These fragile glass plates, were conserved, digitised and shown to teh public for the first time. The exhibition opened to the public in November 2015 and after it closed in London embarked on a UK-wide tour. We were the headline supporter of the exhibition giving a grant of £60,000.

Falkland Island Museum

The Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust has relocated its museum to the Dockyard in the centre of Stanley. This major building and restoration project was granted a total of £1.8m by the Falkland Islands Government. We were pleased to support the project with a grant of £74,076 to aid the development, design and build of the Antarctic Gallery and moving the Reclus hut to be the centrepiece of the gallery. The Reclus Hut is a small Antarctic Hut which was removed from its location at Portal Point in Antarctica to Stanley before it was finally installed in the new museum. The gallery provides the world’s biggest exhibit of British post-war Antarctic history outside the Antarctic. The museum was opened officially by Sir Neil Cossons in September 2015.

Grants

We support UK and overseas polar institutions and individuals with grant aid towards outreach and education projects that fulfil the mission of the Trust.

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We are very keen to promote the important heritage work that we do, telling the story of life in Antarctica both past and present. If you are interested in running a story about us, using our images or films or want to discuss an interview or potential collaboration opportunity we would love to hear from you.  Please contact either Sarah or Lewis at Limewash to discuss your requirements sarah@limewash.co.uk or +44 (0)1223 813 557.