The touring version of the Society’s acclaimed exhibition marking the centenary of the Endurance expedition has opened in Edinburgh.
The exhibition is on display at the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh until 12 November 2017. Alongside Hurley’s astonishing images, it showcases the expedition’s links to the people of Edinburgh.
One of these is a tartan blanket given to expedition’s Scottish geologist James Wordie by his sister. After the ship sank, it was adapted into a jacket to help give some protection against the fierce polar winter. Also on show is a paper knife, crafted from a wooden tent peg, and given to Wordie by his fellow Scot, Henry McNish, the ship’s carpenter whose skills were essential in getting the men to safety.
Alasdair MacLeod, Head of Enterprise and Resources at the Society said: “We are delighted to be working with the National Library to share this extraordinary story with the widest audience possible. Through Hurley’s incredible images and the local links to the expedition, we hope to inspire people to learn more about the world’s last great wilderness and the work of today’s scientists to further understanding of it.”
The exhibition moved to Hull in early 2018.
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