Starting on 22 November, the Rijksmuseum will be exhibiting roughly 75 original objects from Nova Zembla. The objects were left on the island in 1597, after Willem Barentsz had overwintered there with his crew, and were found three centuries later. Weapons, goods, tools and personal belongings will be on display. The exhibition will also include new work by British artist Siân Bowen, who took inspiration from prints that were also found on Nova Zembla.
If this sounds like an interesting exhibition to you, visit the Rijksmuseum before March the 5th to check it out!
Frozen for three centuries
November 22nd, 2011 – March 5, 2012