Image: Dogs and men on ice, with Endurance behind. Photographer: Frank Hurley, Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-1916 (S0000955)
The Society is pleased to be taking part in National Lottery Open Week, an annual celebration of the contribution National Lottery players make every week in support of good cause projects, just like ours.
As custodians of over two million documents, maps, photographs, paintings, periodicals, artefacts and books, the Society’s Collections provide an unparalleled resource tracing 500 years of geographical discovery and research. Since 2004, funding from the National Lottery has enabled us to preserve these items for the benefit of future generations, provide public access to our materials and promote Collections-related educational resources and events for schools and life-long learners.
To thank National Lottery players for their support, we are pleased to showcase a curated selection of our Collections during National Lottery Open Week. Between 19-27 March, a free digital talk, Warrior with a camera by our Head of Collections will be available to stream by everyone, everywhere. All you need to do is register to access. You can also visit our latest exhibition, Shackleton’s legacy which is on display at the Society.
The National Lottery supports good cause projects in the arts, education, environment, health, heritage, sport and community. Since 1994, National Lottery players have raised more than £45 billion for projects which are making a huge difference to lives of people and communities throughout the whole of the UK.
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Visit www.NationalLotteryOpenWeek.com to find out more about National Lottery Open Week.
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