The first major exhibition of artifacts from the sunken Arctic wreck of HMS Erebus is planned during Canada’s 150th birthday next year — but Canadians will have to travel to Britain to see it.
The Franklin expedition show, sponsored in part by the Canadian Museum of History, will debut in 2017 at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England, CBC News has learned.
The British unveiling is the latest twist in a controversy over ownership and control of unique artifacts from Sir John Franklin’s 19th-century quest for the Northwest Passage.
Inuit organizations claim co-ownership rights and have demanded the objects be displayed …
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