‘S0010347 ‘Sketch of the Victoria Falls by David Livingstone, 1860’
Our current exhibition, Observed on Paper, is on display in the Pavilion until Friday 14 June.
The exhibition’s drawings and watercolours, taken from our Collections, are illustrations of people and landscapes produced decades before the camera became part of the standard kit taken on every scientific research expedition.
In facsimile form, the works include sketches by Dr David Livingstone, Dr Fridtjof Nansen, Gertrude Bell, and other artists and individuals who were part of expeditions to, among other places, Africa, South America and Antarctica in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Delicate, fragile and impermanent, all of the original works form part of the Society's wider Collections which comprise two million items, including maps, photographs, archives and artefacts spanning over 500 years of geographical science and history.
Observed on Paper is available to view in our Pavilion until Friday 14 June. Find out more about your visit.
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