With over two million items, our Collections provide an unparalleled resource tracing 500 years of geographical discovery and research.
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Our Picture Library is one of the world's finest collections of photography and artworks, recording over 200 years of travel, people, place and geographical discovery.
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We are part of the Science Museums and Archives Consortium, which each year award six AHRC-funded collaborative doctoral studentships.
One of the greatest ever photographic records of human survival on display in a remarkable exhibition created by the Society, curated by polar historian Meredith Hooper.
A digitisation project enabling hundreds of thousands of items from our Collections to be digitised, allowing access to wider audiences in order to support teaching and learning.
[Cancelled] Historical records provide valuable information detailing how past communities have responded and adapted to extreme weather events, which can inform future responses.
20 April 2020
[Cancelled] Woman with the iceberg eyes traces the fascinating story of an Edwardian lady for whom Oriana Ridge, Antarctica, is named.
4 May 2020
[Cancelled] A lavish display of material from the RGS-IBG library depicting Australia and New Zealand supported by maps, photographs, archives and artefacts.
18 May 2020
[Cancelled] This talk recounts the extraordinary life of explorer Richard Burton, 1821-1890, as we celebrate his bicentenary.
8 June 2020
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