Titanic Director Cameron Backs Bid for 5,500 Items from Ship

James Cameron is backing a bid to raise $20 million to buy 5,500 Titanic artifacts.

  • Published 24 July 2018
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LONDON (AP) — Filmmaker James Cameron and Titanic discoverer Robert Ballard are backing a bid by a group of British museums to acquire a collection of 5,500 artifacts from the sunken vessel. The campaign announced Tuesday aims to raise $20 million (15 million pounds) to buy the items from a private American company that salvaged them from the wreck. The director of the 1997 blockbuster “Titanic,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, said there are…

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