The Crown Princess opens an exhibition about the Arctic at the Nordic Museum

The exhibition includes traditional clothing from various Arctic regions.

The exhibition includes traditional clothing from various Arctic regions. Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

On Wednesday 9 October, The Crown Princess opened the exhibition 'The Arctic – While the Ice Is Melting' at the Nordic Museum in Stockholm.

Before the opening ceremony, The Crown Princess was given a tour of the exhibition which depicts everyday life for people in the Arctic. The exhibition has been interpreted and designed by the artist and design duo Museeaexternal link, opens in new window, and uses object, photos, films and voices to introduce visitors to the history and future of ice.

The Crown Princess inspects a pair of birch bark glasses from Rättvik. Similar eye protection has been used in much of the Arctic, made using everything from birch bark to animal skin.

The Crown Princess inspects a pair of birch bark glasses from Rättvik. Similar eye protection has been used in much of the Arctic, made using everything from birch bark to animal skin. Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

During the opening ceremony, The Crown Princess gave a speech in which she said:

"Discovering new things, understanding the complex contexts, seeing the large in the small – throughout the ages, this desire has driven us forwards as people. Just like in the time of those great Nordic explorers Nansen and Nordenskiöld. So I am delighted that the Nordic Museum has decided to stage this exhibition. I hope it will arouse the interest and curiosity of many visitors."

Find out more about the exhibition hereexternal link, opens in new window.

The Crown Princess gives a speech at the entrance to the Nordic Museum in front of the statue of Gustav Vasa (King of Sweden from 1523 to 1560). The statue was created by Swedish sculptor Carl Milles in 1925.

The Crown Princess gives a speech at the entrance to the Nordic Museum in front of the statue of Gustav Vasa (King of Sweden from 1523 to 1560). The statue was created by Swedish sculptor Carl Milles in 1925. Photo: Mattias Hellström/SPA

The exhibition has been created in partnership with organisations including Stockholm University.

The exhibition has been created in partnership with organisations including Stockholm University. Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden