Antarctica: Land of Science and Peace – 30th Anniversary of the Madrid Protocol
- Photo exhibition
- Science & Innovation
On the 30th Anniversary of the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty (the Madrid Protocol), the Australian Embassy is pleased to present the exhibition Antarctica, Land of Science and Peace which will take you to the heart of the white continent.
This protocol, which was signed in Madrid on 4 October 1991 and came into force in 1998, has truly changed the course of Antarctic environmental protection, management and governance. It designates the white continent as a “natural reserve devoted to peace and science” and prohibits any mining of the continent.
As part of Australia now France 2021-2022, we want to celebrate this agreement which is a Franco-Australian initiative led by the Prime Ministers of the time, Michel Rocard (1930-2016) and Bob Hawke (1929-2019).
This exhibition will take you on a journey to the South Pole trough a unique selection of photographs of Antarctica. It will also allow you to learn more about the continent, its history, its environment, the scientific activities carried out there and life in Australian Antarctic stations.
Visit the exhibition
Australian Embassy in Paris, 4 rue Jean Rey, 75015 Paris
Monday to Friday (except holidays), 9am to 5pm – Free visit
Courtesy of the Australian Antarctic Division
- Zachary Lockhard, 2018
- Kim de Laive, 2015
- Christopher Wilson, 2011