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Understanding Sir John Franklin, Then and Now

A manager of artefacts from Sir John Franklin’s last expedition (1845) considers some relevant museum objects and reflects on the cultural mythos built around Franklin’s life. Continue reading

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Telling the Story of the Final Franklin Expedition Here at the Museum

Objects from the last landfall of Sir John Franklin’s tragic voyage (1845–1848) provide an intimate look at the experience of the stranded men, as told through their personal items and equipment. Continue reading

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