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Explore the Past, Present, and Future of the Arctic in Seoul
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Explore the Past, Present, and Future of the Arctic in Seoul
  • By Sara Rai
  • October 7, 2015, 03:30
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Fridtjof Nansen (right) and Axel Krefting stand next to two polar bears that they shot during a sealing exhibition on the Greenland Sea in June or July, 1882. Their ship, the
Fridtjof Nansen (right) and Axel Krefting stand next to two polar bears that they shot during a sealing exhibition on the Greenland Sea in June or July, 1882. Their ship, the "Viking," can be seen behind them.

 

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Seoul and the Fram Museum in Oslo invite Koreans to see the ever-changing face of the high arctic through poster and video shows. “Explore The Arctic - Past, Present and Future” is going to be held at the gallery of the Korea Foundation from Oct. 29 to Nov. 12. The exhibition aims to break the common perception of the Arctic as being a vast, desolate ice-clad region populated almost exclusively by polar bears.

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Norway is an arctic nation where more than 40 percent of its territory lies north of the Arctic Circle. The changing arctic landscape gives rise to new opportunities and new challenges. “Explore the Arctic” guides us on a journey from the hardships of the early polar explorers up to the modern high-tech arctic research of today, which inspires visitors to imagine new and sustainable solutions for a thriving arctic in the future.

Visitors will see 57 posters and 2 videos. For those who are interested to learn more, two special lectures will be held at the Korea Foundation Gallery on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 19:00.

To register for the lecture, please click here. For further inquiries, call the Norwegian Embassy at 02-727-7156 or 7100.