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Events & exhibitions


Protective Harbour - print by Pudlo Pudlat

TIKIĠAQ | POINT HOPE - life on Alaska's North Slope

Opens 1 May 2019

This exhibition explores the long history of Point Hope, believed to be the longest continuously occupied settlement in North America, with over 2,500 years of recorded history.

Drop in for free, Tuesday - Saturday, 10-4.

Special Display

Protective Harbour - print by Pudlo Pudlat

Silent Messages: Stamps and Sovereignty

Opens 13th August 2019

Our Silent Messages special display is based upon the work of one of our Associates of the Scott Polar Research Institute, Corine Wood-Donnelly. Her research for this project focuses on how postage stamps, with their colourful symbols and imagery, can broadcast messages about how the governments of the Arctic states of Canada, Russia and the United States attempted to establish authority, exercise power and make claims to sovereignty over the Arctic territory.

If you're interested in reading more about stamps and sovereignty, Corine has also published a book where she covers the subject in greater depth: Wood-Donnelly, Corine. (2018) Performing Arctic Sovereignty: Policy & Visual Narratives.

Drop in for free, Tuesday - Saturday, 10-4.