To celebrate World Oceans Day, a unique exhibition on Roald Amundsen’s expedition to the South Pole will be officially opened today at NUI Galway by Minister Seán Kyne T.D, Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources.
The exhibition Cold Recall – Roald Amundsen’s Reflections from the South Pole is based on images from the original lantern slides that Norwegian Polar Explorer Roald Amundsen used in public lectures about his expeditions through the Northwest Passage and to the South Pole.
Amundsen was the first in the world to navigate the Northwest Passage and the first to reach the South Pole on 14 December 1914. Norwegian Polar history is closely connected to defining Norway as an independent state in 1905, and to Norway’s position as a state closely connected to the oceans and to polar regions.
Cold Recall – Roald Amundsen’s Reflections from the South Pole will be on display in the O’Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance at NUI Galway from Friday 9 June to Saturday 8 July.
The exhibition will run in association with SeaFest 2017, taking place in Galway from 30th June to 2nd July in Galway. The exhibition is a collaboration between NUI Galway and the Marine Institute, in association with the Norwegian Embassy and the Fram Museum, Oslo.