Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition


Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

Lipont Gallery, Richmond, BC - Jun 23 – Jan 11, 2019

by Michael Turner

Nothing in our global culture matches the magnificence, the audacity and the come-uppance of the RMS Titanic. Billed as “unsinkable,” this floating museum of entitlement lived and died on its maiden voyage, leaving behind not a wreck, but a sarcophagus. Like the treasures of King Tut, the ship’s recovered contents became the playground of curators aware not only of our fascination with wealth and the lives of others, but of those conversant in art and artefact.

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