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Alfred de Quervain

Swiss meteorologist and polar explorer.
Born June 15, 1879, in Uebeschi, Thun; died Jan. 6, 1927 in Zürich.
In 1909 he first entered the Ice Cab from Uummannaq Fjord. In 1912 he was the first to cross Greenland from west to east.
De Quervain was director of "Schweizerische Meteorologische Zentralanstalt" (Now "MeteoSwiss").

Read about Alfred de Quervain's expedition in 1909 in three different languages by clicking the flags below.
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The Exhibition

It is free to borrow the exhibition.
Mail to Uummannaq Polar Institute

Exhibition Schedule 2012-2017

Uummannaq outddor - summer 2016
Scott Polar Institute, Cambridge, England
- September 26 - December 23 2017
"Greenland 100 years ago"
Read more about the book and the exhibition
Danish report on the first edition
UPI has produced an international exhibition with Arnold Heims photos from 1909 and with expedition photos from 1912.

The exhibition has been shown in Katuaq, Nuuk; at "focusTerra", Zürich; open air in Uummannaq; Interlaken, Switzerland; Ilulissat Art Museum; Greenland House, Copenhagen;Tabakspeicher, Nordhausen, Germany; Tasiilaq Museum; Ittoqqortoormiit Cultural House; Greenland House in Aarhus and Aalborg, Denmark; Université de Versailles, Paris; Fram Museum, Oslo, Ice Sea Museum, Brandal;

And many other places. See the list here.

Link to Arnold Heim photos.
Photo from the opening
February 2 at Town Hall Kiel
Lord Mayor Ulf Kämpfer, Annie Lander Laszig, Danish-German Association, Erik Torm, UPI

Photo from Culture Night in Paamiut, January 24, 2015
Link to exhibition photos

Buy postcard for the benefit of The Children's Home (Click the photos).
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Last update - Opdateret d. 21.9.2016