Race to the End of the Earth

An exhibition that recounts one of the most stirring tales of Antarctic exploration of the early 20th century: the epic and heroic quest to reach the South Pole in 1912.
April 8, 2015

At the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, Race to the End of the Earth exhibit recounted one of the most stirring tales of Antarctic exploration of the early 20th century: the epic and heroic quest to reach the South Pole in 1912. Captain Robert Falcon Scott of the British team and Captain Roald Amundsen of the Norwegian team raced through harrowing conditions. Race chronicles the steadfast adventures of Amundsen and Scott as they risk everything in their daring quests to be the first to reach the South Pole.

The exhibition took visitors back in time with rare photographs, paintings, and original artifacts from their distinctly different expeditions. Plus remarkable life-sized re-creations of Scott’s hut at Cape Evans, including his study and his crew members’ living spaces, and Amundsen’s underground workrooms impressive for its time, where his crew was able to work on their gear protected from the extreme sub-zero conditions. 

Find out more here.

On the website you can also follow transmissions from Antarctica as Royal BC Museum exhibition and conservator Jana Stefan blogs live from Antarctica about her work to preserve this incredible story.

Race to the End of the Earth is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York and the Royal British Columbia Museum, and Musee des Confluences, Lyon, France.

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