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Upcoming collection's lecture

Be Inspired: Carleton E. Watkins: The American eye - Alasdair MacLeod

[In-person] Discover how Watkin’s aesthetic and innovations changed the course of photographic history.

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Antarctic photography from the ‘Heroic Age’ - Alasdair MacLeod

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Be Inspired: Always ready for an expedition - Natalie Cox

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Be Inspired: Kalli on the ship - Peter Martin

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Reaching for the Poles: the South Pole - Eugene Rae

From Phipps to Fiennes: a look at some of the explorers who tried to reach the North or South Poles and some who tried to do both.