The Polar Norway Exhibition 2012 explaining the dangerous environment and freezing temperatures of the North and South Poles will open on 18 January 2012 at the National Science Museum in Bangkok. The exhibition will mainly touch on the topic of climate change and its consequences on the rest of the world.
The exhibition will take place at the NSM Science Square, 4th Floor, Chamchuree Square in Bangkok.
As Norway has a long history in the Polar Regions and remains the only country in the world that has territories, in the Arctic, and maintains territorial claims in the Antarctic. It will be 100 years in 2011 since the Norwegian adventurer Roald Amundsen and his team made it as the first humans to ever reach the South Pole.
It is also 150 years since the birth of the Norwegian polar explorer, scientist, diplomat, international humanist and celebrity Fridtjof Nansen, who in March of 1895 came closer to the North Pole than anyone had previously been.
The exhibition is organised by the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok and the National Science Museum of Thailand and is to show the historical journey and today’s challenges related to climate change in the Polar Regions.