ANMM Vikings Exhibition – Beyond the Legend

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.

This amazing opportunity has provided the Longship Project’s progress a massive leap forward. New partnerships, exposure, as well as works completed on the ship are all wonderful outcomes, helping propel the ship rapidly towards becoming a fully functioning sail training vessel in Sydney and beyond.Thankyou to the ANMM, and all sponsors and supporters who came on board at this time.

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
  • Lightweight sail
  • Thirty-two sea chests and shields

Posted by Anna Jaaniste


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