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Workshop on 1 April 2019




Museo Marítimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia

PMN Workshop, 2019

The Polar Museums Network will hold a workshop on 1 April 2019: 2:30-5:30 in Ushuaia, Argentina. This will be an opportunity for museum and related colleagues to report on developments in their museums and discuss the future endeavours of the Polar Museums Network. Following the workshop, there is a social event for PMN attendees. The generosity of the Museum Marítimo y del Presidio in hosting this workshop and event is gratefully acknowledged. For further information, PMN, Workshop 2019


The workshop will precede the SCAR SC-HASS humanities and social science conference. SC-HASS Conference 2019



The International Commmitte on Monuments and Sites’ International Polar Heritage Committee (ICOMOS: IPHC) will also be holding a committee meeting in Ushuaia. IPHC website



Parallel sessions of the SCAR – HASSEG (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research - Humanities And Social Sciences Expert Group) Congress will open on April 1. This event will take place in our town on April 3 - 5.


A very interesting meeting will be held at the National University of Tierra del Fuego on April 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., for those who want to delve into the future orientation for the HASSEG.


In fact, this will resume the Davos Polar 2018 workshop.


The members of the Polar Museum Network (PMN) will meet at the multiple purpose room (former bakery) of the Maritime Museum of Ushuaia at 2:30 p.m.


Delegates from a host of countries will be attending.


Credentials will be distributed as from 2:30 p.m. and every lecturer will have 20 minutes to speak.


Sharing feedback and insights is extremely important. Particularly on how museums can, and should, approach universities and researchers specialized in polar regions.


Topics to be dealt with include conservation, restoration, potential itinerant collections, as well as museological and museographic aspects for the various visitors’ profiles. 


At 6:30 p.m., a vernissage will be opening the snowflake photo exhibit “Casting the Ephemerality,” by Yvonne Weber, with a live jazz show. Lamb casserole and drinks offered by the Museum will be served.


Most importantly, all attendants will be invited to come with us and pay homage at the Malvinas Monument to be part of the April 2 vigil. People gather every year that evening with their hearts turned to their beloved ones, those who stayed on the islands or perished in 1982.

The SCAR – HASSEG will be developing during April 2 -5 with sessions open to the public.

On Saturday 6, after a visit to the ranch Estancia Harberton, we will invite attendants back to the Maritime and Prison Museum at 7:30 p. m. to a meeting with some of the tourists who took part in the first international cruise to Antarctica aboard the Les Eclaireurs in 1958. This group will visit Ushuaia for this historic event under the sponsorship of the Government of Tierra del Fuego and the Undersecretariat for the Malvinas, Antarctica, South Atlantic Islands, and the Surrounding Maritime Area.

We will be closing the evening sharing empanadas (pasties) and drinks.