New exhibition “We were out to get whales”
“We were out to get whales”
The history of whaling is long and comprehensive. The exhibition focuses on themes which have not been explored extensively by the museum in the past. It gives the participants themselves a voice. The exhibition’s title is a quotation from shipowner Lars Christensen’s book Such is the Antarctic from 1935, in which he explains the background for his many years of involvement in catching and research in the Antarctic. The exhibition is largely based on the museum’s photographic and fi lm collections, objects and archives, as well as loaned material.