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Museum catalogue: Polar Art Collection


Myggbukta Hut, "winch" and radio-mast, August 2001

Accession no.: Y: 2012/20/120
Object name: Chalk and charcoal sketch
Title: Myggbukta Hut, "winch" and radio-mast, August 2001
Description: The Myggbukta Fangststation was the base-camp of the Arcturus Myggbukta Expedition 2001, led by Kathleen and Neville Cartwright. The high radio-mast and its supporting cables reflected the importance of Myggbukta as one of the main Norwegian staions for trapping in the period 1922-59; a telegraphic radio weather station for the International Geophysical Year in 1922, and as the "capital" of the short-lived "Eirik Raudes Land" claimed by Norway 1931-33.
Medium: Chalk and charcoal sketch
Artist: Woolmore, Ray
Note: Northern corner of Mackenzie Bay. Lat. 73°29'N, long. 21°34'W. (Danmark-Gronland 1:250,000 Sheet 73 Ø.1 Hold with Hope.)
  • Picture: Width: 229mm, height: 152mm
  • mount: Dimensions: ?