Project Goals


Organisation of the Project 


The team is undertaking unprecedented comparative and trans-national research across Europe, North America and the Arctic. ARCTIC CULT connects research in cultural history with museum curation, focusing on a diverse range of materials (such as historical archives, maps, images and ethnographic objects). These are pursued through four specific cases each addressed by a post-doctoral member of team. Each case pursues a different element of the overall project goals.

The ARCTIC CULT project runs from October 2017 until September 2024 and has a budget of nearly €2million. The project team all have office space in the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge.

Project Goals

Through the research, the project is developing connections between archives and museums and helping train a new generation of students of Arctic Cultures. The project will produce a number of articles and books for scholarly audiences. In addition to this, ARCTIC CULT will create a website, an exhibition, a major international conference, a series of workshops and seminars and events for the interested public.


Ilulissat Museum (Knud Rasmussen's house)Photographic Collections, Nunatta Katersugaasivia Allagaateqarfialu (Greenland National Museum and Archives), NuukThe Scott Polar Research Institute, CambridgeMapping Greenland, Nunatta Katersugaasivia Allagaateqarfialu (Greenland National Museum and Archives), Nuuk