One Hulluva Artifact

photo by Max Lumens

While I ran errands in the fog today, crews hoisted a 15-ton section of the Titanic hull onto the roof of the Metreon for an exhibition on the fourth floor opening up June 10th. While the hull is the prized artifact, there are 299 other artifacts from the wreckage and a recreation of the Grand Staircase.

I personally think an exhibition of the demise of the Titanic is so *done*, and we should just let it go and let those who perished or suffered rest in peace, but leave it to concert promoters and the Metreon to squeeze a few more bucks out of it.

“Hear the stories of passengers and crew through our compelling audio tour, available as you enter the exhibition. Touch the simulated iceberg wall to feel just how cold the water was on that fateful night. Come learn how the city of San Francisco reacted to the tragedy, and which of its citizens were aboard when the ship set sail. Whether it’s the historical significance, the science and technology, the art and fashion or the desire to learn more about Titanic and its passengers, this is an experience not to be missed.”

There sure is a lack of info on the exhibition website, nothing can be more annoying than “Coming Soon”.

3 Comments so far

  1. Jo (unregistered) on May 18th, 2006 @ 11:00 am

    Great photo, gotta love it. I would like to publish it on our web site, may I?

    The Metreon website is set up now and no more “coming soon”.

    Re your comment on the “done” exhibition, I don’t think so. The Titanic artifacts exhibitions have been seen by over 15 million people in about 60 cities all over the world and obviously have not lost their fascination. There are dozends of fan clubs who entertain own websites about the Titanic. This shows how little this is “done”.

    By the way our website is not just a Titanic fan club, although we are collecting all available information about the wreck, too.

  2. Robin (unregistered) on May 18th, 2006 @ 1:48 pm

    Websites, yes. Making money off of it, no.

  3. Jason D- (unregistered) on May 18th, 2006 @ 7:53 pm

    I’m looking forward to it actually. I never got to see it before and I heard it was pretty impressive. That and I’m a bit of a Titanic buff since I worked on the movie promotion for a year and a half. Kinda gets under your skin and stays there.

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