Canada presents “Accessible Arctic” exhibition in Hanoi

The Embassy of Canada in Vietnam announces the opening of the photo exhibition “Accessible Arctic”. These spectacular photos of Canada’s Arctic were assembled and curated by the Canadian Museum of Nature together with Canadian Geographic. The exhibition will take place at the Women’s Museum, 36 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hanoi and is open to the public from 8h00 to 17h00 from 21-31 August, 2013. The opening ceremony will be held at 12h00 on August 21, 2013 at the Women’s Museum.

“The exhibition provides a unique opportunity for Canada, the current Chair of the Arctic Council, to promote responsible Arctic resource development, safe Arctic shipping and sustainable circumpolar communities. The opening of the exhibition on the actual day of the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Vietnam is a special way to celebrate this relationship and to share with Vietnamese people the quintessential images of nature and life in the Arctic to remind us of the vast treasure that we hold in trust for future generations,” said Deborah Chassis, Ambassador of Canada to Vietnam

The photos in the “Accessible Arctic” exhibition are reflections of how the North has always been at the very heart of Canadian identity. Canada’s Arctic makes up over 40% of Canada’s landmass and is home to more than 100,000 Canadians. Northerners, including indigenous peoples, who comprise 80 percent of the population in some regions, have brought a number of issues to the world’s attention: the dangers and challenges posed by climate change; the need for sustainable economic development; and the importance of sharing experiences and knowledge with our circumpolar neighbors and the world.

(Embassy of Canada in Vietnam