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Past Exhibitions 2014

The Last Voyage of Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes. A Cultural Treasure Recovered

12 June 2014 - 15 January 2015

Organised by: MECD, Ministerio de Defensa y Acción Cultural Española (AC/E)

This temporary exhibition is dedicated to the frigate Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes, which sank in 1804 and was recovered by the Spanish government after winning a lawsuit brought against the salvage company Odyssey in the US courts.

The show emphasises the importance of underwater heritage and explains the historical context and circumstances surrounding the sinking of this Spanish Navy vessel.