Here's the behind-the-scenes where I went to cover a story on Titanic The Artifact Exhibition that's currently running until 29 April 2012 at the Art Science Museum. It's the 100th anniversary of the sinking on April 15, which is just nice for the Artist Impression column that's running weekly on The New Paper. Every week, there's a different artist working on it.
As the name suggest, the exhibition is about the artifacts that were recovered from the sunken wreck of Titanic. This includes all sorts of things, stuff like personal belongings of passengers, the different parts of the ship, small items like plates, frame of a chair, and a whole lot of other stuff. You'll be amazed that some of those items didn't disintegrate in the sea, such as paper money — maybe not paper afterall.
There are two photographers stationed here to take photos. The photos cost $25 should you choose to buy. I heard from them that they take up to over a thousand photos on weekends, but not all photos are sold of course. Today's a weekday, relatively less crowded. I managed to spend (stand) about two hours with this sketch.
There are several Singapore-only sets. The grand staircase is one of them. The detail is remarkable.
In the top right sketch above, that's where Jack and Rose did their thing. Did I mention that I have not watched Titanic?
This is the third class cabin which is actually quite spacious. However, all third class passengers have to share the only two bathrooms available to them. They had to take showers once a week. First class passengers have bathrooms in their rooms.
So overall, I think the exhibition is still a bit too expensive. It's a good exhibition though. The next one after this in June will be on Harry Potter. Now that's the one I can't wait to go to.