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Home to rich cultures for nearly 30,000 years, the Arctic is far from the inhospitable hinterland it’s often imagined to be. Join the Knowledge Quarter for this exclusive, virtual private view of the British Museum’s timely exhibition, Arctic: culture and climate.
From 28,000-year-old mammoth ivory jewellery to modern refitted snow mobiles, the objects in this immersive exhibition reveal the creativity and resourcefulness of Indigenous Peoples in the Arctic. Developed in collaboration with Arctic communities, the exhibition celebrates the ingenuity and resilience of Arctic Peoples throughout history. It tells the powerful story of respectful relationships with icy worlds and how Arctic Peoples have harnessed the weather and climate to thrive.
The British Museum is the oldest national public museum in the world, and has been free to visit for ‘all studious and curious persons’ since 1759. It’s exhibitions this year range from Troy to the Arctic and with some 8 million objects held in the museum’s collection, there are plenty of other things to see too!
Image credit: Kiliii Yuyan (b. 1979), Umiaq and north wind during spring whaling. Inkjet print, 2019. © Kiliii Yuyan.
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