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Greenwich's iconic Cutty Sark has attracted record numbers of visitors from home and abroad since re-opening in April last year.
By Kay Lockett
In a marriage of music and science, fragments of DNA will be conveyed in sound underneath the bows of the Cutty Sark.
The Smith Quartet will be performing a concert, with music based on genetic science, in a new performance space as part of 2013 Royal Greenwich International String Quartet Festival, hosted by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
The Cutty Sark Trust's director Richard Doughty has spoken out against claims by The Victorian Society that the ship's eye catching makeover did not have the historic clipper's best interests at its heart.
The six year, £50million restoration project which raised the vessel almost three metres into the air and encased the lower portion in glass, was awarded Building Design Online's Carbuncle Cup for "tragically defiling the thing it set out to save," coinciding with a damning reaction from The Victorian Society's director Chris Costelloe.
The Queen returned to the scene of her first official engagement nearly 75 years to the day.
As an 11-year-old on April 27, 1937, she came with her parents King George VI and Elizabeth by boat from Westminster to the opening of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich as a birthday treat.
After almost six years under wraps, a devastating fire and a £50million pound restoration project, Cutty Sark has emerged fit for a Queen.
Tomorrow morning the Queen will officially reopen the historic clipper with the duke of Edinburgh who has been president of the Cutty Sark Trust since 1951.