Friday 19th of June 2015
Heading North to Aberdeen this summer? Make sure you visit to the University of Aberdeen’s current exhibition: ‘The Far North: Frozen Stars, Shifting Ice and The Silence Beyond.’
For centuries, mankind has been fascinated by the icy climes of the Northern Hemisphere; from the Northern Lights to the glaciers and icebergs, throughout history man has tried to understand its secrets.
The University of Aberdeen’s exhibition which runs from April 3rd to September 20th, is an in depth exploration of the area and its rich cultural history. The exhibition aims to educate people of the mysterious and magical icy realm through contemporary art, music, written word and an abundance of historical artefacts which include an extensive collection of manuscripts and illustrated books.
Uncover the myths surrounding Captain Sir John Franklin’s ‘lost expedition’ to discover the Northwest Passage in 1845. Discover the Arctic treasures that were sent back to England from the area and mystified many, including amber and narwhal ivory.
The exhibition features the University of Aberdeen’s special research emphasis, focusing on the North, as it looks at how the Arctic territories are under just as much scrutiny in today’s society as they were hundreds of years ago; but today it is the centre of a global ecological and ethical debate.
This free event is open to the public six days a week, Monday to Wednesday from 10:00 – 17:00; Thursday 10:00 – 19:00; Friday 10:00 – 17:00 and Saturday 10:00 – 16:30.
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