Conserving the Huts at Cape Adare

Canterbury Museum Friends Talk

This talk took place on 6 August 2019

Join Kerry McCarthy, Breaking the Ice Curator, and Francesca Eathorne, Antarctic Heritage Trust General Manager Operations and Communications, for a talk about the historic huts built at Cape Adare by Carsten Borchgrevink's Southern Cross expedition.


Southern Cross expedition leader Carsten Borchgrevink. Norwegian Polar Institute 01221, All Rights Reserved

Antarctic Heritage Trust has partnered with the Museum for Breaking the Ice, an exhibition of objects temporarily removed from the Cape Adare huts for conservation.

Kerry and Francesca will share Antarctic Heritage Trust’s story, including how these special artefacts from the first buildings in Antarctica came to be exhibited. Borchgrevink’s huts at Cape Adare are internationally significant as they are the only example remaining of humanity's first dwelling on any continent.

Learn more about the first expedition to Antarctica, how the men lived, as well as others that used the huts and left behind items such as the century-old fruitcake and watercolour image discovered by the Trust during conservation.

Places at this talk are limited so please register below if you are keen to attend.

This talk is hosted by the Friends of Canterbury Museum.

This talk took place on 6 August 2019

6 August 2019 10.15 am – 11.00 am Register
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