The Antarctic Heritage Trust is a New Zealand based charity recognised internationally as the organisation which cares for the expedition bases associated with the famed polar explorers Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Sir Ernest Shackleton, Carsten Borchgrevink and Sir Edmund Hillary.
Built between 1899 and 1957, the five expedition bases are located in the Ross Sea region of Antarctica. The expedition bases contain a combined total of approximately 20,000 artefacts consisting of objects made from a range of materials including timber, leather, paper, glass and metal.
Since 2006, the Trust has managed a world leading, long term, staged, international heritage conservation project to ensure the bases and associated artefact collections remain for the benefit of the international community. It has been described as one of the most exciting conservation projects in the world.