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.
David McNeill illustrates how maps reflected and were affected by the Versailles Peace Conference.
21 January 2019
Marking the 300th anniversary of Defoe's classic, Alexander Maitland sketches the life and adventures of the original Robinson Crusoe.
25 February 2019
Rory O'Grady tells the extraordinary story of Sir Frederick Lugard, the soldier, anti-slavery activist, adventurer and explorer who became the first Governor-General of Nigeria and a Governor of Hong Kong.
11 March 2019
John Dudeney and Isobel Williams examine Bruce’s legacy from his Scotia Antarctic expedition of 1902 to his later expeditions in the Arctic.
25 March 2019
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