To commemorate the 30th anniversary of Serge Testa’s record-breaking circumnavigation in Acrohc Australis, The Queensland Maritime Museum displayed the real Acrohc in their exhibition “Around the World – a Remarkable Voyage”.
Getting Acrohc out of storage, transported to the Maritime Museum and put on display was a major undertaking for the Maritime Museum’s CEO, Ian Jempson, and his all-volunteer staff. The Queensland Maritime Museum is funded entirely by donations.
The exhibition featured technical details of particular interest to mariners and offered a great learning experience for kids. In addition to displaying Acrohc, Maritime Museum volunteers made a full scale half model that visitors could sit or lie in and think about their answer to the question posed in the exhibition: “How long would you last?”
For Serge, having the opportunity to see and touch Acrohc again was a moving experience.
The exhibition closed on Oct. 15, 2017 and Acrohc was returned to storage.
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