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We are delighted to announce that the world's greatest explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes has agreed to become the Patron of the Explorers Museum.
"The Explorers Museum is a commendable institution with the expressed aim of recognising our global – yet often overlooked – heritage of adventure and exploration, wherever these journeys may have taken place and by whatever means. It is great that at last there is a physical space by which the most-impressive undertakings of the exploring world can be showcased to the public and I am very privileged to become the museum's patron."
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"....the reason I’m writing this short editorial is on behalf of an organisation that has taken the idea of a lasting adventure legacy one step further; I wish to pen my support for the newly announced Explorers Museum in Charleville Castle, Tullamore, Ireland, which is about a 90 minute drive from Dublin."click here to read more
This summer an Explorers Museum will open in Tullamore, Ireland, 100 kilometres outside of Dublin. The museum is the brainchild of Lorie Karnath, a Swiss US explorer and ex-president of The Explorers Club, and Tim Lavery, director of the World Explorers Bureau. Below Lorie explains how the idea came about ....
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There are collections of “explorabilia” at the Royal Geographical Society, American Museum of Natural History, and elsewhere, but there’s no single museum dedicated to the field of exploration. Until now. This month, The Explorers Museum in Charleville Castle, Tullamore, Ireland, about a 90-min. drive from Dublin, announced plans to open this summer.
The founders of the organization are Lorie Karnath, 37th president of The Explorers Club, and Tim Lavery, director in charge of the World Explorers Bureau – The Global Adventure Speakers Agency. The not for profit venture will serve to promote exploration through recognition of significant expeditions and discoveries. It will also curate special exhibits featuring feats and historical achievements.
As an explorer herself Karnath , a resident of the New York Hudson Valley, and Berlin, believes that exploration revolves around the words, “explore, discover, share, preserve, sustain,” and that “the museum will serve as an important vehicle for sharing, preserving and sustaining accumulated knowledge and will help ensure that individual and team discoveries are not forgotten.” Stated Lavery, “Protecting and increasing the diffusion of knowledge of explorers past and present will serve to inspire a new generation of explorers.” The renowned Charleville Castle will serve both as the museum’s expedition space as well as its global expedition base for launching new expedition projects.
The castle was once the home of the famed explorer/naturalist Charles Howard-Bury who among his many accomplishments is credited as having paved the way to Everest leading the Mount Everest Reconnaissance Expedition in 1920. An opening exhibit featuring the achievements of Howard-Bury and other noted explorers is slated for summer 2014.
Earlier this week a new initiative dedicated to sharing the exploits of explorers and the importance of exploration was announced in the from of the Explorers Museum. The new project, which is spearheaded by former Explorers Club President Lorie Karnath and Tim Lavery, director of the World Explorers Bureau-The Global Adventure Speakers’ Agency, is a not-for-proft venture that seeks to celebrate exploration in all of its forms. click here to read more.