04 October 2015

At Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge

Penguin egg collected on Scott's 1910-13 expedition - a present for
Hazel, sister of the collector

Man and woman carvings from Greenland, 1927-35

Tupilaat from Greenland - the shaman catches the ancestor's spirit by singing a spell over
 the carving; the tupilaat can then be called on to help against an enemy. These are
modern carvings made for the commercial market

Diary from polar expedition "providing a handy home for
a needle and thread, essential equipmnt on any expedition"

Front and back of scrimshaw, made by whalers mostly 1835-1870

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