HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway Opens the Exhibition, Charity in Practice: The Legacy of Fridtjof Nansen.

On Monday, June 20, 2022, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway opened the exhibition entitled, Charity in Practice: The Legacy of Fridtjof Nansen, at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo.

The late Fridtjof Nansen, was a “…Norwegian scientist, polar explorer, diplomat and the first High Commissioner for Refugees for the League of Nations.” In 1922, Fridtjof Nansen won the Nobel Peace Prize for establishing a “…relief program for millions of Russians affected by the 1921-1922 famine…”

After the opening, Crown Prince Haakon was given a tour of the exhibit by the exhibition director, Ms. Nina Frang Høyum, and Nobel Peace Center Director, Ms. Kjersti Fløgstad. 

The Charity in Practice: The Legacy of Fridtjof Nansen exhibition contains original documents and photos, including Nansen’s own. The late Fridtjof Nansen was one of the first to use photographs to create sympathy and to raise money for individuals in need.

Photos courtesy of the Norwegian royal court

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