December 2022

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Object of the Month December 2022 Crampons worn on the first ascent of the highest mountain on South Georgia Object Title: Crampons Object Number : 2015.3     These crampons…

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November 2022

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Object Title:  Radar Set and Radio Whale Beacon Object Number:  Radar set 1992.3.007, Marconi radio transmitter and receiver 1998.4.288 and radio beacon 1995.1.220 This month we bring you several objects…

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October 2022

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Southern Bottlenose whale Object Number: 2002.5.342 In 2002 the remains of a Southern Bottlenose whale were found in Wirik Bay, a small bay on the south-eastern corner of South Georgia.…

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Sept 2022

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Object Title:  The Quest Crow’s Nest This is the crow’s nest (lookout barrel) which was removed from the mast of Shackleton’s last expedition ship Quest.  Excitingly the crow’s nest arrives…

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Sapoceti toilet soap

August 2022

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Object Title: Guerlain sapoceti soap Object Number: 2012.7 In the 19th and 20th Century much time, effort and money were expended in the pursuit of whales and their natural products.…

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A grey-headed albatross chick sat in an automated weighing nest
Image courtesy of Vicki Foster

June 2022

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Object Title: Artificial Albatross Nest Object Number: 2022.39 This month we look at an unusual object - an artificial nest used by breeding albatross on Bird Island. Lying off the…

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