News: 2011

Commemorative flight

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Antarctica Sightseeing Flights offers a commemorative flight in conjunction with the centenaries of the South Pole Expeditions of Amundsen (1910-1912) and Scott (Terra Nova 1910-1913) and Douglas Mawson’s 1911-1914) Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE).

Sing for the penguins

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Jørgen Amundsen and his crew are heading to Antarctica on an expedition to follow in the spirit of Roald Amundsen. The focus is on the coming 100 year's challenges – the environment. . The penguin is the symbol of our efforts to raise awareness on these matters. On 16 December 16th they will be giving the penguins their very own concert. You can join the choir!

Angelina Jolie and Sivert Høyem at the Nansen Award 2011

Wednesday, 05 October 2011

Wednesday evening TV2 is broadcasting the Nansen Award 2011 with superstar Angelina Jolie and Sivert Høyem on stage. Siri Lill Mannes leads the show with the legendary war reporter Martin Bell.

New Nansen biographies

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

This fall, Norwegian-speaking Nansen enthusiasts can enjoy two more biographies of the polar hero. In September, both Gyldendal and Cappelen Damm released new biographies of Fridtjof Nansen. Vogt’s book covers all aspects of Nansen’s life, whereas Jølle’s book is focused mainly on Nansen as a scientist.

The Nansen Refugee Award 2011

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Life-saving Yemeni group wins 2011 Nansen Refugee Award

New diaries from the Fram Museum

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

The Fram Museum releases 14 new diaries from Roald Amundsens South Pole Expedition

The Fram Museum's Nansen lectures 2011

Friday, 17 June 2011

The Farm Museum is organizing a monthly lecture about Nansen in the period May 2011 to June 2012.

The Nansen Seminar 2011 - Dialog with Diaspora

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

The Nansen Seminar 2011 is held 16 - 18 June and is organized by The Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue. How can refugees contribute to peace efforts in the future?

Fridtjof Nansen – scientist and artist

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Lillehammer Art Museum believes that the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of his birth would not be complete without a homage to his artistic talent. Nansen was a proficient draftsman, always equipped with a paint box and sketchpad, and would illustrate his voyages with small, spontaneous sketches.

Tromsø postal service issues local stamps

Thursday, 09 June 2011

In conjunction with the Nansen-Amundsen Jubilee Year 2011, the district post office in Tromsø will issue four local stamps. The first set of two stamps, issues 10 June, features the vessel Polstjerna.

The role of the Navy in Norwegian Polar History

Monday, 30 May 2011

On June 1st the Norwegian Naval Museum in Horten opens a new exhibition featuring that personnel with naval background have participated in polar expeditions.

Polar Exhibition in Guangzhou

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

In conjunction with the Norwegian polar explorer Børge Ousland’s lecture tour in China, a five-day polar exhibition attracted many visitors to Redtory Art District’s Iron Curtain Gallery in Guangzhou.

TRANSIT– New exhibition at the Nobel Peace Center

Friday, 13 May 2011

New exhibition on the Peace Prize laureate Fridtjof Nansen's efforts to help prisoners of war, victims of famine and refugees in the early 1900s, and the refugees of today photographed by Espen Rasmussen

Posten Norge releases commemorative stamps

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Posten Norge releases three stamps of Nansen og Amundsen i 2011. In addition they will release a new album «Nasjonale helter» and mark the 75th anniversary of the Fram Museum with a postcard.

«Maud» is being brought back to Norway

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

The wreck of Roald Amundsen's ship «Maud» is beeing brought back to Norway from the Northwest Passage in Canada where it has been located for the past 80 years.

Icemusic from the opening of the Nansen Amundsen Year

Tuesday, 05 April 2011

Isungset played icemusic January 23 th in Tromsø. He used 100 years old ice from the South Pole. He explains a bit about the challenges on playing on ice, and he introduces his next project.

Nansen and the art

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Did you know that Nansen had such a great talent for drawing that many leading artists and art critics encouraged him to concentrate on art instead of science? Or that Nansen illustrated his findings in his doctoral dissertation with lithographs? Read more in the latest edition of Labyrinth.

The Fram Museum celebrates its 75 th birthday in 2011

Wednesday, 09 March 2011

In connection with Fridtjof Nansen’s 150th birthday and the 100th anniversary of Roald Amundsen’s attainment of the South Pole in 2011, the Fram Museum will organize a series of projects to commemorate these important events. At the same time the museum is undergoing a comprehensive modernization to offer the visitors new permanent exhibitions and better facilities.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Jonas Gahr Støre opened the jubilee year

Sunday, 23 January 2011

People turned up by the hundreds for the opening of the Nansen-Amundsen Year 2011 in Tromsø.