The famous ship, “Titanic”, has many connections to New York. Her rescued passengers arrived on the Carpathia at Pier 54 in Chelsea, the remains of which still stand near Little Island. What is now the Jane Hotel in the West Village is where these passengers stayed until an official investigation was completed. The White Star Line, which operated the Titanic, had an office in Bowling Green.
Now, a new exhibit on this iconic ocean liner has arrived in Union Square.
“Titanic. The Exhibit” opened in mid-November 2022 and runs through January 31, 2023. It is coming to New York after previously taking place in London.
The presentation developed from research conducted by a team from Musealia, a Spanish company creating historical exhibits shown in Europe and the United States, and Swedish historian Claes-Göran Wetterholm, a leading expert on the Titanic. It is also presented in part with Fever, an events company, and Exhibition Hub, a curator, producer and distributor of major exhibitions worldwide.
“ ‘Titanic. The exhibition is much more than an exhibition of historical objects, it is a unique narrative experience telling a very human side to the story of the most legendary ship in history during its maiden and final voyage,” said said Luis Ferreiro, director and CEO of Musealia. “The exhibit features a selection of passenger and crew artifacts and personal effects, the vast majority of which have never been displayed in the United States, as well as detailed, life-size recreations of the interior of the ship.”
Visitors to “Titanic. The Exhibit” in New York will experience life-size recreations of some of the ship’s interiors, from a first-class suite to a humble third-class cabin. Audio guides play music and sound effects to help guests learn more about the history of the Titanic. It also delves into the life stories of the people who were on board.
Around 200 exhibits are authentic and original to tell the stories of the ship’s passengers and crew. They involve photographs, handwritten letters and whimsical memories.
“Many of the items come from a collection owned by Musealia, while others are on loan from private collections and relatives of Titanic passengers,” Ferreiro said.
When asked why the exhibit was brought to New York, Ferreiro explained that it was to recognize how the ship – if the story takes a different turn – was to end its maiden voyage there.
“Although tragically the ship never made it, to honor the passengers and the history of the voyage, it seemed fitting that New York was the first city in the United States to host the exhibit,” he said. -he adds.
“Titanic. The Exhibit” is located at 526 6th Avenue, on the southeast corner of West 14th Street on 6th Avenue. Tickets start at $31 for adults and $20.90 for children. exhibition dates and tickets, visit here.