An exhibition about Titanic the luxury ocean liner that sank on its maiden voyage 100 years ago has opened at the former Expo park in Pudong, Shanghai. The exhibition showcased some 300 artifacts recovered from the the wreckage of the famous ship.
The exhibition includes artifacts from the shipwreck, this replica of the grand staircase of Titanic, as well as a first-class suite and a third-class cabin. The porcelain, jewelry, and a pack of cards that passengers used on their final night aboard the Titanic, all give visitors insights into the shipwreck a century ago. The nearly 300 items were selected from more than 5,000 artifacts retrieved during eight recovery expeditions to the Titanic. Visitors can also see the actual window frame from the Titanic’s cafe, and even smell the perfume in some personal belongings.
To give visitors a closer connection to the events of a century ago, each ticket is printed with the name of one of the ship’s passengers. Visitors can then find that name on the memorial wall inside the exhibition and learn more about who that person was, and why he or she was aboard.
The exhibition has already attracted more than 25 million visitors around the globe. Organizers say they expect some 150,000 to 200,000 visitors in Shanghai before the show closes on April 30.