As global warming reshapes the Arctic and Antarctic, a new designed Museum like a giant iceberg, dedicated to the Poles has been opened last march 2017. The Museum built by the son of a renowned French explorer aims to show “the beauty of polar landscapes” and illustrate the consequences of climate change. The new museum dedicated entirely to the Arctic and the Antarctic has opened in Prémanon, France.
Just like a frozen floe, over 60% of the Espace des Mondes Polaires Paul-Emile Victor museum is actually located beneath the surface. Much of the museum’s collection is made up of documents and objects that belonged to the great French explorer Paul-Emile Victor who travelled extensively across both Polar regions. It includes an assortment of notes, manuscripts and expedition reports as well as footage shot in the Arctic. Other objects on show include Inuit art, kayaks, pottery and stuffed animals such as polar bears and wolves.
Founded by Victor’s son, Jean-Christophe, one of the key objectives of the museum is to highlight the changes both regions are currently undergoing. As well as a permanent exhibition, the museum will host a number of temporary displays regarding the Arctic and Antarctic. It also has an ice rink and a restaurant.
Others important Museums are: The Polar Museum in Cambridge, England ; the Arctic & Antarctic Museum in St Petersburg Russia; André expedition Polarcenter Museum in Gränna, Sweden; the Polarship Fram Museum Museum in Oslo; Museo Nazionale dell’Antartide Felice Ippolito located in 3 sites in Italy: Trieste (http://www.mna.it/trieste/trieste-sede-espositiva) , Genova (http://www.mna.it/genova/genova-sede-espositiva) and Siena (http://www.mna.it/siena/siena-sede-espositiva). Famous is also the Antarctic Museum in Buenos Aires-Argentina (http://www.antartidaurbana.com/museo-antartico-en-buenos-aires/?lang=en and http://cruncho.com/buenos-aires/visit/museo-de-la-direccion-antartica-gral-hernan-pujato-2781689/)