The exhibit is a travelling portion of the museum's current show "Across the Top of the World: the Quest for the Northwest Passage," which opened in May and runs through summer 2016.
It will be carried by the One Ocean Voyager Akademik Sergey Vavilov during an Arctic cruise and brought ashore for display at Pond Inlet and Cambridge Bay in Nunavut, with more communities to be visited in the coming year, the museum said. The ship supported the Parks Canada-led effort that found Sir John Franklin's ship HMS Erebus in the Queen Maud Gulf.
The exhibit includes artifacts from explorer Roald Amundsen's ship Maud and from the RCMP schooner St. Roch, which sailed through the Northwest Passage in the 1940s, said the museum, which is partnering with One Ocean Expeditions on the project.
Fares for the 13-day mid-August cruise from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, to Cambridge Bay range from US$8,395 to US$14,995, according to One Ocean Expeditions' website: www.oneoceanexpeditions.com.