Exhibition: Arctic - culture and climate

This exhibition runs from Thu, 22nd Oct 2020 to Sun, 21st Feb 2021. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

Thu,
22nd Oct 2020  
(10am - 5pm)  <– Today
Fri,
23rd Oct 2020  
(10am - 5pm)
Sat,
24th Oct 2020  
(10am - 5pm)
Sun,
25th Oct 2020  
(10am - 5pm)
Wed,
28th Oct 2020  
(10am - 5pm)
Thu,
29th Oct 2020  
(10am - 5pm)
Fri,
30th Oct 2020  
(10am - 5pm)

This exhibition has not opened yet. Will open on Thu, 22nd Oct 2020

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: £16


Home to rich cultures for nearly 30,000 years, the Arctic is far from the inhospitable hinterland it's often imagined to be.


From 28,000-year-old mammoth ivory jewellery to modern refitted snow mobiles, the objects in this immersive exhibition reveal the creativity and resourcefulness of Indigenous Peoples in the Arctic. Developed in collaboration with Arctic communities, the exhibition celebrates the ingenuity and resilience of Arctic Peoples throughout history. It tells the powerful story of respectful relationships with icy worlds and how Arctic Peoples have harnessed the weather and climate to thrive.

The dramatic loss of ice and erratic weather caused by climate change is putting unprecedented pressure on Arctic Peoples, testing their adaptive capacities and threatening their way of life.

What happens in the Arctic will affect us all and this exhibition is a timely reminder of what the world can learn from its people.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

Reserve tickets at this website


Location

The British Museum,

Great Russell Street, London,
WC1B 3DG

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