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Walking on Thin Ice: Co-operation in the face of a changing climate

Opens 30th November 2019

Experience the vision of twelve teenagers selected from around the UK to work directly with polar researchers. 'Walking on Thin Ice: Co-operation in the face of a changing climate' is a co-curated exhibition about climate change as they see it.

Drop in for free, Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm, and Sunday 12-4pm.

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, 10am-4pm and Sunday 12-4pm.