The recidents and scientists of Ny-Ålesund atended the opening
and ribbon cutting seremony. The exhebition shows in texts and
pictures, the early history of Ny-Ålesund, when it was a mining
town. Seince science has played an important role the last 50
years, the new exhibition also focuses on this aspect of
Ny-Ålesund's history. The loft of the building has been dedicated
to the attemts to reach the North Pole in the 1920ies.
The new exhibition has been financed by Svalbard Environmental
Fund, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kings Bay, Svalbard Museum,
and private contributor Per Kyrre Reymert. Stein Domaas designed
the exhibition, and has had a big role in both the planning and
making of the exhibition. Per Kyrre Reymert and Svalbard Museum
contributed with texts and pictures.
The Museum is ment not only for visiting tourists, but also the
inhabitants and scientists in Ny-Ålesund.