Temporary Exhibition


Roald Amundsen - Lessons from the Arctic

March 10 2022 to April 9 2023

Roald Amundsen - Lessons from the Arctic is an original exhibition celebrating the tale of how Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen became the first White man in history to both traverse the Northwest Passage (1903-1906) and reach the South Pole (1910-1912). Created by the Fram Museum in Oslo, Norway, the exhibition breathes new life into polar history by engaging viewers with exclusive photographs, diary entries and short informative texts that reveal how Amundsen succeeded on his quests. Roald Amundsen - Lessons from the Arctic is a tribute to his life and his preparations for these perilous journeys, and pays special attention to the three years that he spent living with the Canadian Inuit, whose ancient traditional knowledge was critical to the Norwegian's success achieving the South Pole.

Featured in both French and English, the exhibition is designed to appeal to a wide audience. Lessons from the Arctic is an internationally acclaimed installation that has already been showcased in Oslo, Norway, Seattle, U.S.; Hobart, Sydney, Canberra and Perth, Australia; Christchurch and Wellington, New Zealand; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Ottawa, Canada.

Lessons from the Arctic is produced by the FRAM Museum (Oslo, Norway), in collaboration with the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Canada and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

Possibly the Norwegian’s first meeting with the Netsilik Inuit at Gjoa Haven (Uqsuqtuuq, Nunavut, Canada); Photography, 1903 ©FRAM Museum, Oslo, Norway

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