2020 is the 200th anniversary of the first recorded sighting of Antarctica. Throughout the year, the United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust will be bringing the continent into the lives of millions of people in Britain through an innovative arts, education and events programme, giving everyone the chance to be inspired by the Antarctic.
In the interests of the wellbeing of our employees, artists, partners and the public, UK Antarctic Heritage Trust is taking the precautionary measures of postponing many of our forthcoming plans for the Antarctica In Sight public programme.
We continue to follow government guidance on the COVID-19 pandemic, and are working closely with partners to get a clearer position on longer-term programme and activities. We will stay in regular touch as events unfold.
We are reviewing the situation on a daily basis and will post any updates on www.ukaht.org and social media.
Read the full statement from our CEO Camilla Nichol.
The United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust is dedicated to preserving and promoting Britain’s fascinating history and legacy in Antarctica.
By exploring Antarctica’s past, and the role of humans on the continent, UKAHT will help create a future where Antarctica is at the centre of discussions about humanity’s role in preserving and safeguarding the planet.
Each year we will select new themes to represent our Antarctic heritage. Celebrating 200 years since the first sighting of Antarctica the 2020 themes are: