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Remarks by:
First Lady Hilary Rodham Clinton
NMNH Director, Robert Fri
Nordic Council of Ministers Chairman Bjorn Bjarnason
Pres. & CEO, Volvo Cars N. America
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Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga is made possible through the generous support of Smithsonian partners Nordic Council of Ministers and Volvo.
This exhibition is presented in partnership with the White House Council on the Millenium.


Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga

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National Museum of Natural History
April 8, 1999

PRESS
Members of the News Media interested in finding out more should contact:

Office of Public Affairs
Smithsonian Institution
National Museum of Natural History
10th and Constitution N.W.
Washington D.C. 20560-0135
202.786.2950 ph
202.786.2982 fx

Color slides are available upon request.

FUNDING
Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga is made possible in part through the generous support of partners Nordic Council of Ministers and Volvo. To learn more about funding opportunities and how you or your corporation can participate in this important educational initiative, please contact today:

Anna Lincoln Whitehurst
Office of Development
Smithsonian Institution
National Museum of Natural History
10th and Constitution N.W.
Washington D.C. 20560-0135
202.786-2387 ph
202.786-2546 fx
whitehurst.al@nmnh.si.edu

CULTURAL EVENTS
Plays, music, poetry, art, historic re-enactments... the Vikings conjure up all of this and more. The Programing Task Force for Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga is seeking applications for Viking and Nordic-themed events which might complement the exhibit. To find out more, please contact:

Ole Morten Orset
Nordic Council of Ministers
Washington Representative
National Museum of Natural History
10th and Constitution N.W.
Washington D.C. 20560-0135
202.786.2387 ph
202.786-2546 fx
orset.ole@nmnh.si.edu

OUTREACH
We plan on making the Viking millennium more than just an exhibition; it will also be an educational program targeted at communities throughout the country. Educators interested in finding out more about this, please contact:

Office of Public Programs
Smithsonian Institution
National Museum of Natural History
10th and Constitution N.W.
Washigton D.C. 20560-0106
202.357-4077 ph
202.786-2328 fx

RESEARCH
Our team of scholars from Europe, Scandinavia, Canada, and the U.S. are continuing to research the causes and impact of the Viking millennium. Visit our introduction to the Viking Millennium here, and check back for periodic updates. For specific inquiries, contact:

Dr. William Fitzhugh
Head Curator, Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga
Arctic Studies Center
National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian Institution
10th and Constitution N.W.
Washington D.C.
202.357.2682 ph
202.357.2684 fx
warde@nmnh.si.edu

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