Franklin exhibition in London features items from shipwreck, Inuit artifacts

The ship’s bell from the recently discovered Franklin Expedition shipwreck HMS Erebus sits in pure water after being recovered in Ottawa on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

By Rob Drinkwater, The Canadian Press, July 16, 2017 

Franklin expedition on display

When the Canadian Museum of History began planning a new exhibition on the Franklin expedition now showing in the United Kingdom, neither of the voyage’s two doomed ships had been found.

But after HMS Erebus was located in 2014 and HMS Terror was found in 2016, curators for the exhibit were given the opportunity to include some of the newly recovered artifacts.

The show also highlights the role that Inuit oral history played in finding the shipwrecks.

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