Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition continues to Belgium in European tour

The internationally successful Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition is to continue its European tour to Belgium. The exhibition tells the story of the Titanic through original objects from the ship, with a focus on the experiences of the passengers from the host country. It is accompanied by an audio tour produced by Imagineear available in Dutch, French and English.

The exhibition has been viewed by over 25 million people across the world. Many of the countries that have hosted the tour have a direct connection with the Titanic, and their own roll call of victims of the tragedy. Belgium is no exception to this: 29 Belgians had tickets to travel on the ship.

The exhibition and audio guide explore the stories of the Belgians who were trying to reach New York on the Titanic. Two never made it on-board, and owe a lucky escape to medical regulations. Both had trachoma, an infectious eye disease that would have meant refused entry into the US or Canada.  22 were emigrating to the United States permanently, hoping to start a new life. Others were visiting family or travelling on business. Jacob Birnbaum for example was on his way to San Francisco to attend to his diamond dealer father’s business affairs. Their personal stories, experiences and travel motives serve as illustrations for the thousands of remaining passengers on the ship.

Customising the exhibition and audioguide specifically to explore the experience of Belgians on Titanic required a commitment to creating the compelling stories which would bring the research into the Belgian passengers to life. Four actors are used in each language, and renowned Belgian Titanic expert Dirk Musschoot narrates areas which have been specially developed for the Belgian exhibition in the Dutch language tour. A children’s tour has also been written and recorded so that young visitors can immerse themselves in the stories of the Titanic. All of the tours are underlaid by a carefully considered soundscape which brings an authentic atmosphere to the tour, and includes original music heard on the Titanic, played by dutch Duo Sans Souci.

Eleonore Heijboer, Founder and Content Director at Imagineear, says: “We are pleased to continue working with Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. We have created audioguides for the exhibition in Singapore, Amsterdam and now Brussels. The stories highlighted in each exhibition may be different, but our commitment to providing engaging, targeted content remains unchanged. We look forward to continuing to support what is undoubtedly one of the great travelling exhibitions of all time.”

 

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For further information please contact:

Eleonore Heijboer
Imagineear Ltd
Tel: +31 (0)20 7716645
eleonoreheijboer@imagineear.com

About Imagineear Ltd

Imagineear is a leading provider of multimedia content and technology solutions. We design and produce multilingual content, which we often integrate with existing archive materials, as well as live audio. We publish to smartphones, and to smart devices on-site, working with sports venues, cultural sites and the healthcare sector. In London and Amsterdam we have experienced content, hardware, software and data solution teams. Our goal is to help our clients deliver exceptional value and memorable experiences to their visitors, both on- and off-site. www.imagineear.com

About Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at the Brussels Expo

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition puts on display for the first time in Belgium the authentic artifacts recovered from the wreck of the famous ship. The delicate perfume vials, the porcelain carrying the logo of the White Star Line and many more recreate a lost era and are testament to the lives that were lost or have been forever changed by one of the biggest disasters at sea mankind was to witness in modern history.

Ticket information

– Open from 31st May 2014 – 30th September 2014

– Open every day apart from Tuesdays, 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)

– Open until 9pm on Thursdays (last entry 8pm)

– Adults (over 12 years) 15,90€

– Children 5 – 12 years 12,90€

– Family ticket (two adults and two children) 50€

– Children under 5 years go free if accompanied by an adult. One child per adult.

More information can be found here.

About Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition is produced by RMS Titanic, Inc, a subsidiary of Premier Exhibitions, Inc. It serves as the exclusive steward of RMS Titanic which tragically sank on April 15, 1912.  The Company is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Ship, the wreck site and all her passengers and crew through educational, historical, scientific and conservation based programs.

More information about RMS Titanic is available here.

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