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Collections events

Led by our Collections team, we offer a number of opportunities to learn more about and see highlights of the Society’s unique Collections.

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Be Inspired

Working with the Society's Collections

Be Inspired

Join us for the latest series of afternoon talks given by speakers whose work is closely connected to the Society’s Collections and inspired by travel, exploration, people and places. These talks are intended to kindle interest from members and non-members alike in using our rich resources for study or enjoyment.


Splendid sunsets - David Hogg

  • Monday 13 June 2.30pm–4.30pm

A journey around the world beginning in August 1883 when Krakatoa erupted. Based on the diary of Vicary Gibbs who became Vice President of the Royal Horticultural Society and founder of the Chelsea Flower Show.

Places: RGS-IBG members and educational users free, non-members £5 payable in advance. Booking essential.

telephone 020 7591 3044 email showcase@rgs.org

Working with the Society’s Collections

  • Monday 20 June, 9.15am – 2.00pm

This workshop is aimed at individuals working with diaspora community groups planning to develop exhibitions as part of planned heritage project outputs, to inform and reach wide public audiences.

In addition to a range of presentations by Society staff, the event will also include contributions by representatives of community groups and other users who have worked with the Society on exhibition-related projects. The event will include an ‘open house’ display from the Society’s Collections.

Places: Free but registration is required, please email enquiries@rgs.org

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