Earlier this year the Australian National Maritime Museum approached the PHBC requesting the use of our ship as centrepiece for their Vikings – Beyond the Legend exhibition (September 2013 – February 2014). We were thrilled by this proposal and began a partnership process to facilitate this.
In the months leading up to the exhibition, the ANMM supported the ship through an accelerated restoration process to prepare her for display at Darling Harbour. They provided materials, labour and services, as well as wages for our shipwright to do some vital work on the ship. Check out the museum’s Curator Blog for photos and info about this period of work on the ship.
Ship components completed during this time include:
- Fish for the mast and boom crutch
- Steering oar
- Complete strip-back and new coatings inside and out
- Mast and standing rigging
- Thirty-two sea chests and shields
Posted by Anna Jaaniste