The exhibition, which opens to the public on Thursday, is collaboration between the Canadian Circumpolar Institute and the University of Alberta Museums. The institute is based at the U of A and supports and promotes interdisciplinary research in circumpolar regions including Northern Canada, the Arctic and Antarctica. It is involved with more than 200 U of A researchers and the 50th anniversary exhibition represents just a fraction of the polar artifacts and artwork held by the university’s museum collections.
Full story at: http://www.expressnews.ualberta.ca/en/NewsArticles/2010/10/CircumpolarInstitutemarks50yearsofresearchingthepoles.aspx
Polar Impact: Understanding Change in the Circumpolar Worlds runs Oct. 7 to Nov. 20 in the U of A Museums Gallery A, located in the Telus Centre on the university’s north campus, 87 Ave, between 110 and 111 St.
Circumpolar Institute marks 50 years of researching the poles
Tue, Oct 12, 2010
(Edmonton) The University of Alberta is celebrating 50 years of polar research with a museum exhibition that shows some of the changes witnessed and documented by the university over the last half century.