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19 May 2022

NWO Polar Symposium

The Netherlands Polar Programme, along with the association for early career polar scientists (APECS) and the Dutch Arctic Circle (DAC), will hold an international symposium on Thursday the 19th of May 2022 in Het Museon, The Hague, Netherlands.

This symposium will present an interdisciplinary series of talks and presentations regarding the latest developments in polar research, policy developments and economic activities, along with interlinkages between science and art. This edition of the NWO programme will be presented in English and will offer a plenary session and a separate parallel session.

The symposium is open to the public and registration is required via this link: NWO | Register for Polar Symposium

Registration closes 12 May 2022 at 12.00

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This symposium will bring together a number of experts, artists, academics, polar scientists, policy makers, and anthropologists that focus on the arctic and polar region – and aim to contribute towards solutions for crucial socio-scientific issues, such as the global realities of climate change. The NWO symposium has cordially invited the Curator of the Arctic and Circumpolar Cultures of the NMVW, Cunera Buijs, to attend. Buijs is an anthropologist, specialized in visual and museum anthropology and has dedicated her curatorial work and research to issues of dress and identity, and questions of ownership, authority and access. She has explored these interests with specific attention to the material culture of the Arctic area, specializing in issues of sharing knowledge and cultural heritage, and visual repatriation. 


The Dutch Research Council (NWO) is one of the most important science funding bodies in the Netherlands and realises quality and innovation in science. Each year, NWO invests almost 1 billion euros in curiosity-driven research, research related to societal challenges and research infrastructure.

NWO selects and funds research proposals based on recommendations from experts in the Netherlands and abroad. The NWO encourages national and international collaboration, invests in large research facilities, facilitates knowledge utilisation and manages research institutes. NWO funds more than 7200 research projects at universities and knowledge institutions.