Cold Recall is a traveling poster exhibit that presents images and accompanying texts from the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen’s 1910-1912 expedition to the South Pole. The race to reach the South Pole captivated people at the turn of the 20th century. Amundsen reached the South Pole on December 14th, 1911 a few weeks ahead of Englishman Robert Falcon Scott.
The exhibit is a collection of 48 posters that features hand-colored lantern slides taken by Amundsen crewmember Olav Bjaaland during the expedition. Amundsen’s own photographs were damaged, but the accompanying texts on the posters stem from Amundsen’s writings.
The exhibit was created by the Fram Museum in Oslo, Norway and has been touring the US in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Amundsen’s expedition. The Madison exhibit is the only showing in Wisconsin. The exhibit is funded by the Fram Museum and the Royal Norwegian Embassy with additional support from the UW Scandinavian Studies Department. The University of Wisconsin-Continuing Studies has made additional programing possible.
Related Lecture Series: In connection with the exhibit, UW-Madison Continuing Studies is offering a lecture series on Exploration from a Norwegian perspective. For more information about the lecture series and to register, please see: http://continuingstudies.wisc.edu/lsa/history/classes.htm#explore
The exhibit will be on display from October 3-29 on the 3rd floor of the Pyle Center. Check their website for hours and directions http://conferencing.uwex.edu/
The Pyle Center
University of Wisconsin-Extension
702 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706-1420
Contact person: Peggy Hager Department of Scandinavian Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org