The Scott Polar Museum Cambridge - After Hours at the Museum
Enjoy stories of extreme survival from the World's coldest, windiest,
highest and driest places as you enjoy an after hours visit to the Polar
Museum. We'll be getting out a selection of rarely seen objects from
our museum store, you can enjoy dressing up in expedition gear and our
museum team will be on hand to answer your questions about polar
exploration. Read about this and all forthcoming polar events at the SPRI website:
The Fram Museum Oslo Norway - Fram Facelift
The Fram Museum is constantly seeking better ways to present Norwegian polar history.
After finishing our last big project; restoring Roald Amundsen’s GJØA, the first ship through the Northwest Passage, we have now engaged in giving our main attraction, FRAM, a
facelift. The main idea is to present her ship shape and expedition
ready. This will include several new installations in the hull, life
size models of crewmembers, more authentic cabin presentations, many
upgrades on deck and a big projection show surrounding the ship. The
work is ongoing, and will be finished in May.
To mark the centenary of Sir Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic (Endurance) Expedition, 1914–17, The Polar Museum has unveiled a redesigned and expanded display in its permanent galleries covering Shackleton's life and career.
The re-worked displays explore the life of the young merchant sailor who went on to achieve fame as one of the great Antarctic explorers. He was knighted, received the Polar Medal with three clasps and the Royal Geographical Society's special Gold Medal. Thirteen other nations honoured him with a total of 27 awards. The exhibition examines his leadership in braving the extreme challenges of the Antarctic.
Scott Polar Research Institute Cambridge
Artwork by Jane Rushton
Recently Jane Rushton's focus has been on remote Northern areas including the Arctic, where she has undertaken extended field trips, sometimes with scientists. The Arctic environment is emblematic in terms of current concerns with climate change, and it provides the focus of much scientific work that tries to understand the processes at play, and their significance. Her work reflects her interest in drawing on the knowledge and methodologies of science as a means of expanding her approach to material investigations, with the ultimate aim of making visually poetic work that provokes a different type of engagement: of seeing, valuing, knowing and understanding.