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Enduring Eye: The Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley
Britain from the Air
Crossing the Empty Quarter
Discovering our shared Antarctic heritage
Environmental Photographer of the Year 2016
Far From the Western Front
Shackleton’s photographer: Frank Hurley and the art of the platinum print
The legacy of the Silk Road


Exhibitions taking place at the Society this season.

Shackleton’s photographer: Frank Hurley and the art of the platinum print

 Tuesday 18 October – Wednesday 2 November

Showcasing the first ever platinum prints made using Frank Hurley’s original glass-plate negatives from the Society’s Collections. These iconic, collectable limited editions were created to celebrate the centenary of the Endurance expedition.

Far from the Western Front

 Saturday 5 November – Sunday 13 November

In the run-up to Remembrance Sunday, explore the untold personal stories of some of the 1.5 million South Asian men who served during the First World War.

The legacy of the Silk Road

 Monday 21 November – Friday 25 November

An interactive exhibition, presenting the historic Silk Road routes by land and sea, focusing on Central Asia and beyond. The past inspires the present, creating a new vision for the 21st century.

Crossing the Empty Quarter

 Tuesday 29 November – Thursday 15 December

Photographs, film, maps and memorabilia from the first expedition across the Rub al Khali by Bertram Thomas in 1930 and the second by Mark Evans in 2015. See new material never shown in public before.

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