Umiaq in the sea

Event information

5 Oct 2020


Online event

Please note this is an online event and will require you to use the video conferencing system Zoom.

These events are free however donations are greatly appreciated.

Join us for an exclusive sneak preview of the upcoming Citi exhibition, Arctic: culture and climate, in this online lecture led by curator Amber Lincoln.

Home to rich cultures for nearly 30,000 years, the Arctic is far from the inhospitable hinterland it's often imagined to be.

From 28,000-year-old mammoth ivory jewellery to modern refitted snow mobiles, the objects in this immersive exhibition reveal the creativity and resourcefulness of its indigenous peoples. Developed in collaboration with Arctic communities, the exhibition celebrates their ingenuity and resilience. It tells the powerful story of respectful relationships with icy worlds and how Arctic peoples have harnessed the weather and climate to thrive.

To access this event

Join the discussion from 18.15 on 5 October 2020. Once you've accessed this event, one of the Membership team will be ready to greet you and talk through how to ask questions and take part. After the initial presentation and discussion, we will be inviting questions from the audience.

Before or during the meeting, if you have any queries relating to the event or need any help, please email us at

Places are limited but the event will be recorded and circulated shortly afterwards in the weekly Members' email.

Donate to the British Museum Friends

Donate to the British Museum Friends

Gifts support the care, preservation and display of the collection, making the inspirational work of our curators, conservators, scientists and educators possible.

Every donation makes a real difference. If you're able, please support the Museum today. Thank you.