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Dreams and nightmares in the Arctic: The quest for the Northwest Passage

The fascinating story of the search for the Northwest Passage, featuring a wide selection of images from our Collections.

Hidden Histories of Exploration

The history of exploration has often invited celebration; after all, to travel into the unknown is easier said than done. But what, and whom, shall we celebrate?

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Explore a selection of drawings and watercolours from our Collections, illustrating people and landscapes, many produced decades before the camera became part of the standard expedition kit.