2012 marks the 100th anniversay of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, the famous passenger liner that sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean on the night of April 14, 1912, after hitting an iceberg on her maiden voyage from England to New York. More than 1,500 people lost their lives in the wreck, one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history. The wreckage of the ship was discovered in 1985, and thousands of artifacts have since been removed and put on display. To commemorate the century since the sinking of RMS Titanic, exhibits from Liverpool, England, and Las Vegas, Nevada, to Singapore and Saskatchewan showcase everything from letters, photographs and objects to a piece of the "ship of dreams" herself.
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition RMS Titanic, Inc., brings this celebrated experience - featuring detailed room recreations, artifacts and stories - to cities around the world. If you can't make it to one of the nine cities hosting an exhibit, including Atlanta, Detroit, Las Vegas and San Diego, be sure to check out the site's extensive collection of remarkable photos and videos, as well as its blog.
Titanic Remembered The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England, is hosting a small exhibition featuring various Titanic artifacts. March-October 2012
Titanic and Liverpool: The Untold Story The Merseyside Maritime Museum in Liverpool, England, has many objects from and linked to the Titanic on permanent display. The special exhibit that starts at the end of March 2012 will feature "previously unseen collections of international significance," some of which are available online in interactive and multimedia exhibits.