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Enduring Eye: The Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley
Boissonnas in Egypt
Britain from the Air
Discovering our shared Antarctic heritage
Frank Hurley and the art of the platinum print
Shackledon's Endurance: discovering our shared Antarctic heritage
Travels with the Director - Rita Gardner


Exhibitions taking place at the Society this season.

Britain from the Air

 Wednesday 9 August - Tuesday 31 October (Liverpool)

Britain from the Air is a major national, outdoor touring exhibition of over 100 stunning aerial photographs. These images offer an exhilarating perspective of some of the UK’s most breath-taking and thought provoking landscapes and landmarks whilst telling the fascinating story of Britain’s geography and history.

Frank Hurley and the art of the platinum print

 Wednesday 4 - Wednesday 25 October 2017

The images created by Frank Hurley, the official photographer and cinematographer during Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated Endurance expedition (1914-17), have gained iconic status. This exhibition celebrates Frank Hurley’s work with a display of contemporary limited edition platinum prints made from his original glass-plate negatives housed at the Society, the very first using this rare process in honour of this master photographer.

Shackleton’s Endurance: discovering our shared Antarctic heritage

 Friday 16 June - Sunday 12 November

The UK tour of the Society’s Enduring Eye exhibition showcases the newly digitised images taken by Frank Hurley and explores ‘local hero’ connections through talks, educational workshops, film screenings and joint Collections displays. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Boissonnas in Egypt

 Friday 3 November - Thursday 30 November 

Explore the intersection of photographic history and political geography through the lavish Egypte publication (1932) by Swiss photographer Fred Boissonnas and work from his unfinished project in the Sinai (1929-33). Sponsored by the Saint Catherine Foundation in collaboration with the Ligatus Research Centre of the University of the Arts London.

More information: www.saintcatherinefoundation.org

Travels with the Director - Rita Gardner

 Tuesday 5 - Thursday 21 December

One of Rita’s passions outside of work is travelling independently to experience extraordinary landscapes and wildlife across the world. She shares some of her favourite places and images.

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