Monthly Archives: April 2012

Southern Actor

Southern Actor

On the 25th October 1989′ Southern Actor’ arrived in Sandefjord from Spain. The Whalers Club of Sandefjord began the restoration of the catcher. Their goal has been to restore the catcher in working order enabling it to undertake different assignments … Continue reading

The Natural History exhibition

The Natural History exhibition

The Natural History exhibition is housed in the original museum’s building from 1917. Lars Christensen had three main goals in opening the museum: to inform people about the Antarctic, as it was a relatively unknown continent at the time, and … Continue reading

The Beginnings

The Beginnings

The first modern whaling expedition was sent to South Georgia in 1904 by the Argentine company “Company Argentine de Pesca” and was led by a Norwegian captain C. A. Larsen. Continue reading

Whaling and History III

In June 2009, Commander Chr. Christensen’s Whaling Museum in Sandefjord was host to the Third Symposium on Whaling and History. The papers are now published in the book, “Whaling and History III”. The book costs NOK 198 and can be … Continue reading

Papers from “Whaling & History II”

The papers presented here are revised editions of lectures delivered at the second symposium on “Whaling and History” hosted by the museum in 2005. The papers were initially printed in the volum “Whaling & History II. New Perspectives” and are … Continue reading

The Staff

If you have questions which are not answered on our website, or if you: have academic questions have an artefact you are considering giving to the museum have other questions contact us by email at [email protected] or by phone tel. 94 … Continue reading

Who catches whales today?

Who catches whales today?

All commercial whaling was completely banned by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) from 1986 Continue reading

The Visual Part

The Visual Part

Exhibitions are the visual part of a museum’s operations and play a decisive part in the realization of our vision. Without exhibitions there would be no arena for learning, understanding and engagement. We have several permanent, temporary and ad hoc … Continue reading

Global products

Global products The main product from industrial whaling was whale oil, used in the past for lighting and machinery etc. After hydrogenation in the 1900’s whale oil was used in the production of margarine, soap and in the paint industry. … Continue reading

Island of South Georgia

The Island of South Georgia A whaling station was established here in 1904. South Georgia is an island located in the Southern Antarctic Ocean.Well over half of the island is permanently covered with ice and snow. It is 3755 km2, … Continue reading