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Life size wax original before mould making
Photo courtesy: Cemmick & Wylder
British Antarctic Survey Sledge Dog Memorial
Update: June 2009
It has been decided that the date of the official unveiling of the British Antarctic Survey husky memorial bronze statue will take place at BAS Headquarters in Cambridge, England, its permanent location, on July 4, 2009 as part of the BAS Annual General Meeting.
The statue is to be delivered from the foundry to the Cemmick & Wylder Studio in Lancashire on or around the 19th June. The artists have already submitted the dimensions of the plinth to BAS headquarters. Once the base is completed, Cemmick and Wylder will transport the statue to Cambridge and set it on the plinth, in time for the unveiling.
Solid bronze limited edition miniature version of full size
memorial statue. Photo courtesy: Cemmick & Wylder
Cemmick & Wylder Fine Art is offering a run of 150 limited edition miniature versions of the full size statue. Dimensions are: 18 cm (7 in) high, 21 cm (8.3 in) long, 7 cm (2.7 in) wide and weigh about 2 kg (4.5 lb). These are cast in solid bronze. Each one will be signed, numbered, accompanied by a certificate and will come in very nice dark blue presentation box with the British Antarctic Survey logo on the top of the box. These miniature huskies are specially priced at £500.00 each plus packing and postage of £9.50 within the UK and £25.00 to the USA. (Currency converter) Inquiries should be directed to:
The September issue of The Fan Hitch hopes to publish a full report of the unveiling ceremony, a truly momentous occasion.