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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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Illustrations from Sir John Franklin’s 1823 Book

A rare chance to see illustrations from Sir John Franklin’s book Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the year 1819, 20, 21 and 22. Published in 1823, a copy now resides in the collections of the Canadian Museum of Nature. Continue reading

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A Rare Book by Sir John Franklin Expedition Receives TLC

A beautiful and rare 190-year-old book from the museum’s collection by explorer Sir John Franklin about his first two voyages in search of the Northwest Passage in Canada’s Arctic was recently restored and put on display. 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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