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Scott Polar Research Institute: Antarctic Collection

The University of Cambridge's Scott Polar Research Institute has been devoted to studying all aspects of the Arctic and Antarctic since 1920. The Institute also hosts a museum with a number of impressive digitized collections, including this collection of over 2,000 "[o]bjects relating to the history of exploration and science in the Antarctic, from the heroic age to the present day." These items range from a pair of snowshoes worn by British Navy commander E.W. Bingham during the British Graham Land Expedition of 1934-1937; an unopened bottle of horseradish from 1957; and a tooth from a sperm whale. Each item is accompanied with full cataloging information and a short description. Collectively, this eclectic catalogue provides insight into both the nature of Antarctic exploration throughout history as well as its scientific and cultural significance.
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Date of Scout Publication 2017-08-25
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