DEATH IN THE ICE - The Mystery of the Franklin
Explore the enduring mystery behind Sir John
Franklin’s tragic expedition. Leaving Britain in 1845 to chart the Northwest
Passage through the Arctic, the expedition’s two ships and 129 men never
returned. Through historical artifacts and Inuit oral history, this
groundbreaking exhibition provides the most comprehensive account to date of
Franklin’s final voyage.
Karen Ryan joined the Museum’s staff in 2010, and her curatorial responsibilities touch on the prehistory and history of Canada’s North. She collaborates on land claims and repatriation requests, and is currently researching the ill-fated Northwest Passage expedition commanded by Sir John Franklin in 1845.
Dr. Ryan has conducted archeological fieldwork throughout Nunavut, Nunavik and Nunatsiavut, as well as in Newfoundland, and has published articles on the social and cultural prehistory of the Canadian Arctic, traditional ideology and shamanism, hunter-gatherer domestic architecture and the application of contemporary technologies to archaeological practices.
Dr. Ryan holds an Honours BA in Anthropology and History from Memorial University of Newfoundland, an MA in Anthropology from McMaster University and a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Toronto.
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