Arctic Ambitions: Captain Cook and the Northwest Passage Exhibition

April 1st, 2014 - December 31st, 2015 | PROJECT

The Anchorage Museum, in partnership with the Washington State Historical Society and Cook Inlet Historical Society, will fabricate, and present a 7,500-square-foot exhibition on James Cook’s Third Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, titled Arctic Ambitions: Captain Cook and the Northwest Passage. The exhibition will open March 27, 2015 in Anchorage and run until September 11, at which time it will travel to the Washington State Historical Society in Tacoma. The exhibition will be part of the Municipality of Anchorage’s Centennial Celebration. Although Cook spent time in southern seas en route to America, the prime focus of the exhibition will be the Northwest Coast, mainland Alaska, the Aleutian Islands, the Bering Sea, Siberia, Kamchatka, and the Arctic Ocean.

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Julie Decker, Principal Investigator, Anchorage Museum Association


Funding Source: NEH
Award Number: GI-50674-14
Funding Amount: 75000


Audience: General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Climate | Education and learning science | Geoscience and geography | History | policy | law
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits