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Annalise and Kurt Biedermann : An ever-growing passion for the Arctic and the Inuit

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Boy! I can’t believe it’s been two months since my last blog post! To catch up on the events of the last few weeks, I’d like to start by introducing you to Annalise and Kurt Biedermann, a couple from Thayngen, a village in northern Switzerland near Zurich and Lake Constance.


A chat with Jennifer Doubt, curator of the collections of the National Herbarium of Canada

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This past February, the Canadian Museum of Nature prepared a large photo display entitled This is Canada’s Arctic which was shown in Ottawa’s Confederation Park during Winterlude. One of the images featured in the exhibit was a portrait of Jennifer Doubt, the curator of National Herbarium of Canada, the museum’s […]

Two members of the Canadian Museum of Nature botanical research team share their passion for their work, the Arctic and photography

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Hello all,

As a volunteer for the botany department of the Canadian Museum of Nature (CMN), I have the great pleasure of collaborating with the researchers who go on expeditions to collect the plant specimens that will enrich the collections of the National Herbarium of Canada.

Last Friday, during a […]

Hans Blohm’s investiture to the Order of Canada & “From Far and Wide – Honouring Great Canadians” exhibit opening

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On Friday May 25th, 2012 @ 10:30AM, several of us from the Yukon to Germany, from Ottawa to Switzerland, stopped whatever we were doing, ran to our computer and called up the Governor General’s website. In a few minutes, our friend Hans-Ludwig Blohm, was to officially become a Member of […]

Order of Canada Recipients (Aaju Peter & Hans Blohm): Passion for the North Recognized


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I am extremely pleased and proud to announce that my very first article published in an English speaking magazine is appearing in the March-April 2012 issue of Above & Beyond. By clicking on the link, you will be able to browse the digital edition of the magazine. The article […]

Master Photographer Hans-Ludwig Blohm appointed to the Order of Canada


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It is with great pleasure that I share with you the news of the appointment of my dear friend, master photographer Hans-Ludwig Blohm, to the Order of Canada. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, made the announcement earlier today. Hans is now a […]

Judith Varney-Burch’s Arctic Inuit Art gallery now in Charlottesville, Virginia


Our friend, Judith Varney-Burch is being featured on the Piedmont Council for the Arts’ blog to acknowledge the opening of her new Inuit art gallery in Charlottesville, Virginia.

As mentionned in our post entitled Judith Varney-Burch: her passion for inuit art, Judith has been involved with Inuit Art for over 25 years and she […]

Photographer Harry Nowell talks about Iceland and the Yukon


Over the last year and a half, as a student in the Professional Photography Program offered by Ottawa-area photographer Harry Nowell, I have, more than once, heard Harry mention that he loves the North. But it was not until last week, a few minutes after he handed me my graduation certificate from the Pro-Program, […]

Judith Varney-Burch, her passion for inuit art


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In January 2010, during the Northern Lights tradeshow in Montreal, I had the great pleasure of meeting Judith Varney-Burch, Inuit art specialist, lecturer, curator, owner of art galleries, research collaborator to the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center and honorary board member of the Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association, nothing less!! […]

A new life in northern Sweden / Une nouvelle vie dans le nord de la Suède

Here’s a great two part article written by Alec Forss, an Englishman who decided to leave his office job and move above the Arctic circle in the small town of Jokkmokk in Lapland, Sweden.

Ci-joint, un article en deux parties (en anglais) écrit par Alec Forss, un britannique qui a décidé de laissé son […]