THE FRANKLIN EXPLORATION
Canadian Museum of History
100, rue Laurier, Gatineau, (Québec), K1A 0M8
Recent discoveries and enduring mysteries surrounding the ill-fated Franklin Expedition of 1845 are being highlighted in The Franklin Exploration at the Canadian Museum of History. This innovative pop-up display explores Franklin’s search for the Northwest Passage and today’s search for answers regarding the expedition’s fate. The single-panel display, flanked by two touchscreen tablets, was developed by the Royal Ontario Museum and Parks Canada for the Franklin Museums Network. In addition to providing an overview of the expedition and its significance, it includes updates on information gleaned from HMS Erebus, discovered in 2014, and the continuing search for the expedition’s second ship, HMS Terror. The display is also being featured at nine other museums across Canada, all members of the Network.