I was in Krasnoyarsk, one of the largest Siberian cities, for a little while this month and took the opportunity to visit the Regional Museum which has one of the best ethnographic collections in Siberia. There were some good displays on a variety of the ethnic groups across Arctic Asia including Yakut, Ents, Evenki, Dolgan and Ket, with a special section dedicated to shaman.
I was particularly interested because I have been invited to guest curate a brand new exhibition about Arctic peoples that will be based around the Pole of Cold expedition. The new exhibition is due to open in late 2016 but the development work has already begun. I see myself as a story-teller, so this new creative challenge feels like a wonderful new extension of that. Whether through books, talks or exhibitions, it is sharing stories in brilliant new ways that I find exciting.