The Polar Museums Network will hold its inaugural conference 21–23 October 2016 at the Fram Museum, Oslo, Norway. The conference will be followed by an optional study tour on 24 October 2016.

The conference theme is Polar Partnerships: Working together to spread the knowledge of polar history, science and exploration. The conference will feature presentations, as well as discussion sessions to plan the activities of the network.


  • Friday 21 October: conference sessions and welcome reception in evening
  • Saturday 22 October: conference sessions
  • Sunday 23 October: conference sessions (morning only)
  • Monday 24 October: optional study tour

Registration for the conference will open on 8 July 2016. Please note there will be a fee to attend the conference, with an additional fee for the study tour.

If you are interested in attending the conference please email

See the call for papers to find out more.