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Lessons from the Arctic: How Amundsen won the race to the South Pole - EXHIBITION

1-27 February: An exciting exhibition, film screening and series of talks about Roald Amundsen and the first successful expedition to the South Pole

This panel exhibition of 30 images and personal accounts reveals how the lessons Amundsen learnt from earlier experience in both polar regions helped him win the race to the South Pole. The images 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. This exhibition will surprise and delight! Associated public lectures at the same location will be given at 6 pm on 1 February (film and discussion on Amundsen's journey), 14 February (a historian's view of the race to the pole), 19 February (a scientist's view of today's race to save the poles), and 25 February (an architect's view of building on the Antarctic continent).

Open to 9am to 5 pm Monday to Friday. No booking required


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Victoria University of Wellington


The Atrium - Faculty of Architecture and Design 139 Vivian Street, Te Aro Campus, Wellington

12:00am Thu 1 February, 2018 - 11:59pm Wed 28 February, 2018