Survival at the Pole

This Arctic room not only shows a very special collection of Inuit artefacts, but also gives visitors an overview of the changes the Polar area has gone through the last decades.

Location

Museon, The Hague, The Netherlands

Inuit Artefacts

This highly involving exhibition, ‘Survival at the Pole’, shows the environment and the culture found at the Arctic regions. This Arctic room not only shows a very special collection of Inuit artefacts, but also gives visitors an overview of the changes the Polar area has gone through the last decades.

Immersive projection

Visitors learn about the changes in nature, in culture and in religion. A motorboat has replaced fishing by kayak, traditional masks still form part of the Inuit culture, but as souvenirs; these are out of date in terms of their religious meaning. An immersive projection illustrates the immense silence and vastness of the landscape, immersing visitors in the hard circumstances of the life of the Inuit people. Eight interactive exhibits give visitors a clear impression of the practical challenges of this extreme region: snow blindness, keeping your balance in a kayak, feeling the cold…

Facts and Figures

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