On occasion of the IV International Polar Year, Italian researchers of the Project Map of Arctic People set up a touring historical-photographical exhibition focused on polar regions, called The Lords of Tundra, in order to spread the knowledge over arctic populations and lands.
Protagonists of the lens are the Ural Mountains chain, the Arctic ocean being objects of significant transformations produced by the recent climate changes - and, above all, Nenets (or Nency) population, inhabiting the ice of Jamal Peninsula, in Siberia. Nency people are nomadic breeders founding their existence on reindeer breeding, thus constituting one of the last examples of still subsistent economies.
The exhibition, promoted within the Project Map of Arctic People, earned the patronage of several eminent institutions: CAI (Italian Mountain Sports Association) Executive Presidency, Geographic Polar Institute of Fermo, Circolo Polare Association and several Italian universities.
At the moment, the polar exhibition, after having been lodged in Fermo (FM), Milan and Ethiopia (in the Oromo Ethnographic Museum of Kofale) is visitable in Belluno, Passo Pordoi until the 15th of August 2008.
Comers will find a charming atmosphere, welcoming them in a suggestive path of pictures by Gianluca Frinchillucci and textual panels illustrating the habits and ways of living of this enchanting people, by Luciana Vagge Saccorotti.
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Monday, 04 August 2008 17:19
"The Lords of Tundra" exibition tours worldWritten by Louise Huffman
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