The Polar Museums Network (PMN) is a new initiative to strengthen and spread the knowledge of polar history, science and exploration and includes museums/institutions which deal with the polar regions. Membership of the PMN is also open to all persons and institutions evidencing an abiding interest in the collection, preservation, research and interpretation of polar artefacts.
The PMN will hold its inaugural conference 21–23 October 2016 at the Fram Museum, Oslo, Norway and will be followed by an optional study tour on 24 October 2016.
The conference theme is Polar Partnerships: Working together to spread the knowledge of polar history, science and exploration and will feature presentations, as well as discussion sessions to plan the activities of the network.
Proposals are welcomed for presentations on all topics that apply to polar museums or collections, from anybody working in a relevant field. The deadline for the submission of papers is 3 June 2016. For more information, see the "Final Call for Papers", or visit the conference website.
Registration for the conference opens on 8 July 2016.
For more information about the Polar Museums Network and the inaugural conference, please visit the PMN website.