It is possible to see glacier archaeology exhibitions in several museums.

 

Permanent exhibitions

The most famous find from the ice is without doubt the iceman Ötzi, found in 1991 just on the Italian side of the Italian-Austrian border. Today, Ötzi is exhibited at the museum in Bolzano in northern Italy. This museum has c. 250000 visitors pr. year.

Norwegian Mountain Center in Lom has a new main exhibition of ice finds from Oppland. Amongst other finds, it is possible to see artefacts from the Lendbreen Mountain pass. A documentary on the Glacier Archaeology Program is also shown.

Glacier archaeology exhibitions at the Norwegian Mountain Center in Lom
Glacier archaeology exhibition at the Norwegian Mountain Center in Lom, Norway. The Reinheimen ski (1300 years old) and the smaller Lendbreen ski (2600 years old) are visible in front.

The Climate Park in Lom has a 60 m long ice tunnel, where visitors can travel 6000 years back in time. Replicas of some the ice finds from Oppland are frozen into the ice. There are also sculptures, inspired by Viking mythology. The tunnel also contains a small cinema, where films on glacier archaeology and climate are shown.

Zermatt museum Zermatt in Switzerland has an exhibition of the famous soldier from the Theodul pass. Kempten Museum has an exhibition of a disappeared mountaineer, who melted out of the ice.

 

Temporary exhibitions

The Museum of Cultural History has a temporary exhibition of clothes and jewellery, which includes the tunic and mitten from Lendbreen, amongst other non-ice finds. The exhibition lasts until October 2nd 2016.

An exhibition on the kAltesEis project in on display in Graubünden i Sveits until late August.

 

Virtual exhibition

A very nice virtual exhibition on the ice patch archaeology of the North-West territories can be found here: http://www.nwtexhibits.ca/icepatch/ It takes a bit of time to load, but is well worth the wait!

If you know of other glacier archaeology exhibitions, which are not on this short list, please send us information.

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