About this website
This website follows the 1934 Expedition throughout its journey, but under each chronological section are also subsections that explore different areas of Inuit life in both Greenland and Baffin Island. These subsections are illustrated with objects, archives and photographs that can be viewed by selecting the icons at the bottom of each page.
When the 1934 Wordie Expedition journeyed to the Arctic, attitudes towards anthropological research were quite different to the way they are now. Today MAA seeks increased input from local communities about objects we hold in our collection. We welcome feedback from the public on the content of this website using the comment form at the bottom of most pages.
The route illustrated on the maps throughout the website is plotted according to the locations recorded in J.M. Wordie's article and C.T. Dalgety's journal chronicling the expedition. The markers only plot the landing sites, and so the lines traced between them should not be seen as the true sailing route.
To search MAA's Arctic collection of photographs, archives and objects, select the Search link at the top of each page and follow the links provided.
The website was researched by the students of the Archaeological Heritage and Museums 2006-2007 programme, as part of the M.Phil degree at the University of Cambridge.
The 1934 Wordie Arctic Expedition website is part of a larger research project that aims to increase access to the Arctic collections of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA) at the University of Cambridge. To this end, a comment section is available on most pages, and we encourage any member of the public who wishes to contribute information concerning a page's content to do so by using this facility. Please use the feedback form on this page for posting general comments about the web exhibition.