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Contact: Natasha Dworkin
P: 206-543-9762 F: 206-616-7537
Seattle, Sept. 27, 2001
A cold front is moving in this fall, as the Burke
presents a series of chilly evening presentations
in conjunction with our current temporary exhibit
The Endurance: Shackletons Legendary
Antarctic Expedition. Our speakers will cover
topics ranging from harrowing ice-bound photography,
to daily life at the South Pole, to the value of
leadership on Shackletons Endurance
expedition. These cool autumn lectures are certain
to spark your interest. All lectures are included
with museum admission.
Mission Impossible: Photography on the Ice
Sat. Oct. 27, 2 pm
Lecture by Rod Slemmons
On the Endurance expedition, the negativesand even the photographersurvived! Find out how Hurley did the impossible, hear the inside story of printing from Hurley's negatives, and see real cameras from the era of exploration. From the great 19th-century voyages of discovery to camera work on the moon: the accomplishments that bracket Hurley's work make it even more amazing. Rod Slemmons is Affiliate Faculty of the UW School of Art and Graduate Museum Studies. Don't miss his unique presentation.
Camp Life in Antarctica
Thurs. Nov. 1, 6:30 pm
Lecture and Slide Presentation
by Ginny Catania
Ever wonder what life would be like at the bottom of the world? Is it really light outside all the time? What do polar researchers eat? What exactly are jamesways and freshies? Ginny Catania, a UW Ph.D. candidate in Geophysics who has focused her study on glaciers, has spent three summer seasons in an Antarctic research station. She will show beautiful slides of that striking landscape and share amusing stories about living and working in one of the most remote regions of the globe. Dont miss your chance to ask questions of a contemporary polar researcher!
Shackletons Endurance Expedition: Why Leadership
Thurs. Nov 8, 6:30 pm
Lecture and multimedia presentation
by Martin Martens
How did Ernest Shackleton keep hope alive for his crew after their ship Endurance was crushed and sank in Antarctic pack ice? Cited as a management strategy by the Wall Street Journal, the Shackleton model is the subject of intense interest. Management expert Martin Martens interweaves a multimedia presentation with the gripping story of the Endurance expedition to show just how much leadership matters to organizations. University of Washington Professors Terence Mitchell and Greg Bigley, of the UW Department of Management and Organization, will be joining Martens to give their perspectives on leadership and motivation. Co-sponsored by the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER).
In the Footsteps of Shackleton
Thurs. Nov 15, 6:30 pm
Lecture and slide presentation
by Peter Potterfield
As the final go-for-broke act in their attempt at self-rescue, Shackleton and two crewmemberswith next to no equipmentclimbed the rugged mountain ranges of uncharted South Georgia Island. Last winter, author and Northwest mountaineer Peter Potterfield and a group of other climbers retraced the very route taken by Shackleton 85 years ago. Potterfield documents the trek from Peggoty Camp on King Haakon Bay where Shackleton and his exhausted men had landed after 17 days at sea, to the now-rusting ruins of Stromness Whaling Station on the opposite coast of South Georgia Island. Don't miss this edge-of-your-seat presentation. Co-sponsored by University Book Store.
The Burke Museum is located at the corner of NE 45th
St and 17th Ave NE, on the University of Washington
campus. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm daily and until 8
pm on Thursdays. Suggested donation for the permanent
exhibits at the Burke is $5.50 general, $4 seniors,
and $2.50 students. FREE to children 5 and under and
UW students, faculty, and staff. Admission to the
Endurance exhibit is $8 general, $6.50 seniors, and
$5 students and UW staff. For more information, call
206-543-5590 or visit www.burkemuseum.org.
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