Exhibitions taking place at the Society this season.
Monday 19 September – Friday 14 October
An exhibition of photography by Oliver Curtis who has turned his back on the world’s most photographed monuments and sites to record the view that no one else is interested in.
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.