CULTURE

Titanic exhibition brings VIPs, recovered items and iceberg chunk to Zappeion

The atmospheric «Titanic: The Artifacts Exhibition» is superbly presented at Zappeion Hall. Deputy Culture Minister Petros Tatoulis was present at the opening and the press conference with Arnie Geller and Tom Zaller, president and vice president, respectively, of RMS Titanic Inc. There was a greeting from James Cameron, who won a record number of Oscars for his film «The Titanic,» and Billy Zane, one of the leading actors in the film, was there. Even the fatal iceberg – seen here in a sketch by Kathimerini contributor Elli Solomonidou-Balanou – was there, along with 300 personal items found at the shipwreck site during the latest salvage attempt. And as you approach the final exhibition rooms, passing the scenes of the cabins and the grand staircase, you feel chilly air envelop you. No, visitors don’t get into lifeboats but they can see all the exhibits up close. Admission is 10 euros per person and 8.50 per person for large groups. The exhibition is open Mondays-Saturdays 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sundays noon – 7 p.m. and it continues till January, so there’s plenty of time to catch it.