Association of Polar Early Career Scientists



Polar Outreach Catalogue

Photos documenting 50 years of polar history from IGY to IPY
  • General public
The Norwegian Polar Institute’s photo collection documents large segments of Norwegian polar history, dating back as far as 1872. However, coverage of the period stretching from the International Geophysical Year 1957-1958 (IGY) through the 1990s is rather sketchy. The International Polar Year gave the institute an opportunity to do something about this.The aim of the project has been to collect and systematically archive photo materials from research expeditions in the Antarctic and research activities on Svalbard during the period. Some 20 000 photos – mostly slides – have been collected, scanned, registered and archived. Valuable photos which were on the verge of being lost have been saved for posterity, and the gap in the institute’s collection has largely been filled.Digitized photos are freely available for use for research purposes – contingent upon the photographer’s consent. A number of photos have been published on the Norwegian-language website Norsk Polarhistorie.
  • Photo exhibit
The Norwegian Polar Institute
Both Poles
Yes, all of it
English, Norwegian
Norwegian IPY report

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