Heroism, heritage and technology

The story of the Scott Statue restoration project

Date: 30 May 2018 - 30 May 2018
Time: 6:00 pm

Bentley's Bar
University of Canterbury

Spoiler Alert – the story has a happy ending

This story begins with an act of heroism. Not of Robert Falcon Scott, but of his wife Kathleen, a renowned artist, who, even during her grief, agreed to create a statue for the people of Christchurch, New Zealand, the other heroes in this story.

This talk chronicles the tenacity and innovation that it took to restore the Scott Statue after it was damaged in the 22 February 2011 earthquake. The restoration project involved a balance between recognising a community’s wishes, embracing new technologies and protecting heritage values. It was not an easy task.

The story will be told by people involved in the restoration project and is an opportunity to see the documentary video produced by Marney Brosnan, Mahi Pai Media which chronicles the story of restoration.


Bentley's Bar Ilam Road
Christchurch, New Zealand

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