Room 1

Room I

Journey to the North Pole

Room I welcomes the visitor with the fascinating reconstruction (diorama) of an arctic encampment and the system of boxes and objects that constituted the equipment with which Silvio Zavatti faced his journeys to the Poles.

Room I

Journey to the North Pole

The fascinating reconstruction (diorama) of an Arctic camp and the system of boxes and objects that constituted the Silvio Zavatti equipment in his expeditions to the Poles of Room I welcome the visitors to Polar Museum. Boxes are carefully arranged on a wooden sleigh (it is a duplicate of that used by the Duke of Abruzzi in the early 1900s). The boxes were used in the last Zavatti expeditions to the Canadian Arctic, in 1976 and in 1969. You can see the sleeping bag of Silvio Zavatti, his boots, his field stove and some dishes. A “modern explorer” drive the sleigh. He wears a leather jacket and a seal leather whip, which is long 11 m and is used for sleigh dogs. Close to Zavatti materials, the diorama of a Duke of Abruzzi’s crew camp is presented. In particular, you can admire the tent and the sleeping bed used by Cavalli Morelli, the doctor of the expedition. In the showcase in front of the diorama, some objects discovered in the area where the Duke of Abruzzi’s crew passed the arctic winter. These objects were donated in 1994 by the Associazione Grande Nord (www.associazionerandenord.it) in Turin. The scale model of the ship “Polar Star” that Duke of Abruzzi used to reach the North Pole is present in Room II Finally, a couple of party boots and a whalebone mask, representing the Moon Spirit, completed the Room I set-up.
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