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Norway and the United States: Partners in the Polar Region

(Apr 29, 2015 - Jul 10, 2016)


Americans and Norwegians have explored uncharted areas in the polar regions for centuries. Many of the first discoveries in the Arctic and the Antarctic were made by Norwegian or American expeditions, or by Norwegian and American explorers working together. This exhibition is a celebration of their efforts and their contribution to our knowledge of the ends of the Earth.

Organized by the Fram Museum in Oslo and in cooperation with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this exhibition examines the longstanding partnerships established between Norwegian and US explorers of the Arctic and Antarctic regions. Photographs and text recount over 100 years of Norwegian/US cooperation, including expeditions made by such notable explorers as Richard Byrd, Roald Amundsen, Fridtjof Nansen, and Robert Peary.