Spent the day at The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, where the latest and greatly expanded version of the Pole of Cold exhibition opens tomorrow. Titled 'Pole of Cold: Extreme Cold and Extreme Lives' the exhibition now includes objects on loan from the Scott Polar Research Institute and the National Maritime Museum as well as images, films and sounds from the expedition. I was blown away by how wonderfully all the material has come together to create a totally fantastic representation of life in the Arctic North.
My intention with the expedition was always to try and share as much of the experience of the journey with as many people as possible. The exhibition does that much better than I could ever have hoped. Alex Patterson and his team at The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, have done an amazing job. The exhibition is really 'hands-on' with the opportunity to try clothing and add ideas. I feel very proud to have been a guest curator and hope that lots of people enjoy it.
The exhibition opens tomorrow and continues until the 27th November. Further information can be found online......http://thedockyard.co.uk/whats-on/pole-of-cold/