RMS Titanic, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Premier Exhibitions, Inc. has entered into an agreement with the Georgia Aquarium to present the worldwide debut of Titanic: Aquatic. Opening August 22, 2008 for a limited engagement, this unique exhibition brings to life the story of the ill-fated Ship through authentic artifacts and hands-on interactive experiences. Titanic: Aquatic is a specially designed version of the company’s blockbuster exhibition, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition.
Delivering insight into Titanic’s fabled past and modern-day recovery efforts, Titanic: Aquatic includes a vast collection of more than 190 artifacts recovered from Titanic’s debris field, including 40 objects never before seen by the public. Taking visitors on a chronological journey through life on board the Ship, the exhibition compassionately tells Titanic’s personal stories through these recovered artifacts and dramatic room recreations. In addition, Titanic: Aquatic will engage visitors via interactive displays and captivating high-definition video presentations on Titanic’s construction, maiden voyage, tragic sinking and recovery of authentic artifacts.
Titanic: Aquatic is a strong element in our Exhibition portfolio and allows us to reach new markets and audiences, ” states Arnie Geller, Chairman of Premier Exhibitions, Inc. “This exhibition was built to fulfill the demand by aquariums whose hands-on educational displays and unique settings offer a compelling backdrop to the Titanic story. The exhibition continues the success of the Titanic brand, which has now been seen by more than 20 million visitors worldwide.”
“Georgia Aquarium tells the stories of our oceans, not just the aquatic life that teems within, but the incredible journeys we as people have taken across our seas, ” said Carey Rountree, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing. “No aquatic story is more compelling than that of the ‘unsinkable’ ship, Titanic.”
RMS Titanic, Inc. is the only company permitted by law to recover objects from the wreck of the Titanic. The Company was granted Salvor-in-Possession rights to the wreck of Titanic by a United States federal court in 1994 and has conducted seven research and recovery expeditions to the Titanic rescuing more than 5, 500 artifacts.
Premier Exhibitions, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRXI) located in Atlanta, GA is a major provider of museum quality exhibitions throughout the world. Premier is a recognized leader in developing and displaying unique exhibitions for education and entertainment. The Company’s exhibitions present unique opportunities to experience compelling stories using authentic objects and artifacts in diverse environments. Exhibitions are presented in museums, exhibition centers and other entertainment venues. More information about Premier Exhibitions, Inc. is available at the company’s web site www.prxi.com.
About Georgia Aquarium
The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia, is the world’s largest with more than eight million gallons of water and the largest collection of aquatic animals. The mission of the Georgia Aquarium is to be an entertaining, educational and scientific institution featuring exhibits and programs of the highest standards, offering engaging and exciting guest experiences and promoting the conservation of aquatic biodiversity throughout the world. For additional information, visit http://www.georgiaaquarium.org/.