Atlanta, GA, USA /PRNewswire/ — It has been a century since the unsinkable Titanic struck an iceberg during her maiden voyage and disappeared into the icy waters of the Atlantic. As the world commemorates the 100th anniversary of Titanic’s sole voyage, people fascinated by the story of the ill-fated luxury liner can dive into her legacy through RMS Titanic, Inc.’s interactive exhibitions currently running in Las Vegas, Orlando, San Diego, Kansas City, Houston, Detroit and Atlanta.
“Each of us can relate to the passengers aboard Titanic and the retelling of her story feeds our curiosity time and again,” says Alexandra Klingelhofer, Vice President of Collections for RMS Titanic, Inc. “As we look back a century later, we realize the importance of Titanic’s legacy and remain compelled to bring people inside the story and share the mysteries that surround her sinking.”
As we reach the centennial commemoration of the maiden voyage of Titanic, RMS Titanic, Inc. is leading in the way in honoring and remembering the legendary ship. There is no more poignant way to experience Titanic 100 years later than through the authentic artifacts that have been recovered from the wreck site that can only be seen in Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. As salvor-in-possession of Titanic, RMS Titanic, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Premier Exhibitions, Inc., is the only company permitted by law to recover objects from the wreck of Titanic and its exhibitions are the only places to authentically experience this historic tragedy first hand.
With an aim to chronicle Titanic’s gripping story, RMS Titanic, Inc. has recovered more than 5,500 artifacts from the ocean floor over the course of eight separate research and recovery expeditions to the ship’s final resting place 2.5 miles below the surface.
At any of the six exhibitions, visitors will see a varied range of artifacts from everyday china service and flatware to passenger’s jewelry and personal papers; from gaming chips and currency to sections of Titanic’s hull and decorative sections from her famed Grand Staircase. RMS Titanic, Inc. is also showcasing the largest piece of the Titanic ever recovered – the ‘Big Piece’ – at Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at Luxor Las Vegas. This 15-ton piece of Titanic’s starboard hull was raised 12,500 feet from the ocean floor and took more than 80 years, and two attempts, to surface.
The most recent expedition to the wreck site of Titanic, “Expedition 2010,” had an ultimate goal of virtually raising Titanic by using the latest state-of-the-art equipment that had never been available on previous expeditions to the wreck site. The expedition was a success and resulted in some revolutionary and fascinating never-before-seen images, video and information about the Ship and the wreck site as a whole. The information that RMS Titanic, Inc. was able to compile as a direct result of the expedition has helped answer some of the unresolved questions that still surround the sinking of Titanic and contribute to the company’s ultimate mission: to preserve the legacy of Titanic for future generations. This compelling imagery will be installed in all of our exhibitions, but debuted in Atlanta, GA, with the opening of Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at Atlantic Station.
In addition to authentic artifacts, each exhibition offers a variety of its own unique experiences including dinner shows, actors in period costumes portraying Titanic personalities who provide guided tours, demonstrations of replica radios, detailed models of the ship and wreck site, room recreations and more.
For a full list of cities and exhibitions where individuals can view this exclusive content, visit www.rmstitanic.net.
About RMS Titanic, Inc. — a wholly owned subsidiary of Premier Exhibitions, Inc.
RMS Titanic, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Premier Exhibitions, Inc., is the only company permitted by law to recover objects from the wreck of Titanic. The company was granted Salvor-In-Possession rights to the wreck of Titanic by a United States Federal Court in 1994 and has conducted eight research and recovery expeditions to Titanic recovering more than 5,500 artifacts. In the summer of 2010, RMS Titanic, Inc., conducted a ground-breaking expedition to Titanic 25 years after its discovery, to undertake innovative 3D video recording, data gathering and other technical measures so as to virtually raise Titanic, preserving the legacy of the Ship for all time. Please visit RMS Titanic, Inc. website at www.rmstitanic.net.
About Premier Exhibitions, Inc.
Premier Exhibitions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRXI), located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a leading presenter of museum quality exhibitions throughout the world. Premier is a recognized leader in developing and displaying unique exhibitions for education and entertainment including “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition.” “BODIES…The Exhibition” and “Dialog in the Dark”. Additional information about Premier Exhibitions, Inc. is available at the company’s website www.prxi.com.