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An incredible photographic exhibition illustrating Shackleton’s exploration of Antarctica and his crew’s epic struggle for survival is now on display at Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery.
Antarctic Witness depicts Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance expedition to Antarctica between 1914 and 1917. The selection of images taken by expedition photographer Frank Hurley are on loan to Clydebank Museum from the Society, and detail the extraordinary journey undertaken by the crew through the Antarctic landscape.
The Endurance became trapped in the sea ice in early 1915, and was crushed and sank ten months later. As a result, the crew had to survive living on the sea ice, followed by a perilous journey to Elephant Island, from where all were then successfully rescued after Shackleton had endured an 800 mile ocean voyage to South Georgia to get help.
The striking images of the crew’s tale are on display at the Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery until 1 June. The exhibition is open Tuesday to Saturday 10:00am – 4.30pm and is free to enter.
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