RESPONDER on show at the Polar Museum

Our research is currently on display at the Polar Museum, Lensfield Road, Cambridge, in the new temporary exhibit:

Uummannaq: A Century of Exploration

Wednesday 27 September – Friday 22 December 2017 | Monday – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm

This exhibition shows photographs taken on an expedition of Swiss explorer and meteorologist Alfred de Quervain to the Uummannaq fjord and ice cap in Greenland. The photographs are partnered with images and instruments from this year’s expedition to Uummannaq by researchers from the RESPONDER team. The exhibition features an interwoven display of historical photographs and related examples from modern science. We are still active in the region, thanks to the ongoing support of the local community, and continue to study the glaciers that surround Uummannaq.

As part of the exhibit opening, the RESPONDER team welcomed twenty children and staff from Children’s Home in Uummannaq to Cambridge to attend the opening of the exhibition. The talented group gave traditional dance and drum performances and presented new songs written and performed by themselves. It was an altogether-memorable evening in which members of the local community of Cambridge met with members of the local community in Uummannaq. The Children’s Home is an ongoing supporter of our research at Store Glacier, providing the research team with accommodation and community when we pass through Uummannaq on our summer field campaigns.