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Committee on Antarctic Research, Netherlands Council of Oceanic Research

Type: Organisation
Address: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, PO Box 19121, NL-1000 GC Amsterdam. Tel +31-20-222902
Activities: National Member of SCAR.

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Type: Museum
Address: Hemsterhuisstrat 2E and 154, NL-2513 RD 's-Gravenhage
Year of foundation: 1904
Collections: The Arctic Gallery was founded in 1933 based on collections brought back from East Greenland by Tinbergen and Van Lohuizen (1932-33). Additional ethnographic material has been obtained on several expeditions by G. Nooter.

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Nederlands Scheepvaart Museum [Netherlands Maritime Museum]

Type: Museum
[Netherlands Maritime Museum]
Address: Kattenburgerplein 1, NL-1018 KK Amsterdam
Telephone: +31-20-5232-222
Fax: +31-20-5232-213
Year of foundation: 1916, opened in 1922
Collections: Artefacts, manuscripts, maps and charts relating to the Dutch whaling industry from the fifteenth century onwards. Includes much material from the seven Arctic voyages of the schooner Willem Barents (1878-1884). Library
Publications: Catalogus der Bibliotheek (Cannenburg, 1960)

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Netherlands Arctic Research Committee

Type: Organisation
Address: c/o Netherlands Geosciences Foundation, Laan van Nieuw Oost Indie 131, NL-2593 BM The Hague

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Netherlands Geosciences Foundation (GOA)

Type: Organisation
Address: Laan van Nieuw Oost Indie 131, NL-2593 BM The Hague
Telephone: +31-70-344-0780
Fax: +31-70-383-2173
Activities: Coordinating agency for Dutch Antarctic and Arctic research activities.

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Rijksmuseum "Zuiderzeemuseum"

Type: Museum
Address: Wierdijk 18, PO Box 42, NL-1601, LA Enkhuisen
Telephone: +31-22980-10122
Year of foundation: 1948
Collections: Extensive collection of scrimshaw, paintings and other artefacts associated with the Dutch whaling industry.

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Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde [National Museum of Ethnology]

Type: Museum
[National Museum of Ethnology]
Address: Steenstraat 1, PO Box 212, NL-2300 AE Leiden
Telephone: +31-71-211824
Fax: +31-71-128437
Year of foundation: 1837
Collections: Carries out research and displays material from Greenland (especially East Greenland), Siberia (especially Nivkhi and Orochi), Alaska (Aleuts and Eskimo), and northern Scandinavia (Saami).

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Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Arctisch Centrum [Arctic Centre]

Type: Organisation
[Arctic Centre]
Address: Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26, PO Box 716, 9700 AS Groningen, NL-9712 EK
Telephone: +31-50-3636-834
Fax: +31-50-363-4900
Year of foundation: 1969
Activities: Interdisciplinary research centre of the Humanities Faculty. Subjects studied include linguistics, history, cultural geography, glaciology, ecology and Arctic natural resources. Organizes international symposia (9th, 1992).
Publications: Circumpolar Journal (1986-, 2pa); Walvisvaart in de Gouden Euew: Opravingen op Spiitsbergen (Hacquebord, 1988); and many more

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Teyler's Museum Library

Type: Library
Address: P.O. Box 333, NL 2000 AH, Haarlem, Netherlands
Telephone: +31-23-319010
Fax: +31-23-342004

Founded, together with the Foundation itself, in 1778. Library specializes in natural history. There is a small collection of polar literature from the l8th and l9th centuries, with only some titles from the 2Oth century.

DESCRIPTION OF POLAR COLLECTION: Chiefly polar voyages from the l8th and l9th centuries, bought for reasons of flora/fauna/geology content.

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