Home > Participate > Whats On > Lessons From The Arctic - How Roald Amundsen Won The Race To The South Pole

Lessons From The Arctic - How Roald Amundsen Won The Race To The South Pole

Wed 4 - Mon 23 Oct 2017
Ara Institute of Canterbury
Share  

In December 1911 Roald Amundsen planted the Norwegian flag at the South Pole, just weeks ahead of fellow polar explorer, Britain’s Robert Falcon Scott, approaching by another route. The tragic loss of the lives of Scott’s team is well-known. In contrast, how did Amundsen succeed? This panel exhibition of images and personal accounts reveals how, exploring some of the lessons Amundsen learnt from earlier experience in both Polar Regions. Many of the images have never been displayed before. They were taken by the expedition crew, hand-coloured by Amundsen and used in his lecture series of 1912. See what the public saw in those heady days of icy exploration. Fascinating and fresh, this exhibition will surprise and delight.

Mon - Fri 10:00am - 7:00pm
Sat - Sun 10:00am - 4:00pm

Kahukura (Engineering & Architectural Studies building)
Entrance off Moorhouse Avenue

Ticket info

FREE
No booking required.

Image courtesy of The Fram Museum

Image © The Fram Museum

Presented by
Partners

Created by The Fram Museum
Exhibition hanging by Integrale Design Art

Where can I find this event?
icon

Ara Institute of Canterbury
130 Madras Street
Christchurch

Special information for this event

Kahukura (Engineering & Architectural Studies building)
Entrance off Moorhouse Avenue