Great White Bear: nanoq: flat out and bluesome - Worcester

Snaebjornsdottir, Bryndis and Wilson, Mark (2010) Great White Bear: nanoq: flat out and bluesome - Worcester. [Show/Exhibition] In: Nanoq - flat out and bluesome, 27th November 2009 – 9th January 2010, Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum. Full text not available from this repository.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Authors: Snaebjornsdottir, Bryndis and Wilson, Mark
Abstract:

This exhibition is the story of the polar bears journey from the arctic wilderness to the museums and stately homes of Britain.

Between 2002 and 2004, artists Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir and Mark Wilson undertook a survey of all the taxidermied polar bears in the UK, in a project called nanoq: flat out and bluesome. Thirty-three stuffed polar bears were traced and photographed in situ, including the baby bear at Worcester City Museum & Art Gallery.

The project and exhibition documents the histories of each bear – its place of capture or shooting, the name of the person responsible, the nature or purpose of the expedition, the bear’s history in captivity, its age at death – and visitors are invited to think about the current plight of polar bears who are facing extinction because of the destruction of their habitat.

Official URL: http://www.worcestercitymuseums.org.uk/mag/magpex/...
Date: 2010
Event Location: Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum
Subject Headings: 000 COMPUTER SCIENCE, INFORMATION & GENERAL WORKS > 000 COMPUTER SCIENCE & INFORMATION > 001 Knowledge
500 NATURAL SCIENCES & MATHEMATICS > 570 LIFE SCIENCES (BIOLOGY, BIOCHEMISTRY, ECOLOGY) > 570 Life sciences
700 ARTS & RECREATION (INCL. SPORT) > 700 ARTS & RECREATION (collections, philosophy & education)
Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Institute of the Arts
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Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2012 13:41
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2016 16:09
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1269

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