The Enduring Eye
Royal Geographical Society Exhibition (with IBG)
Grant Awarded: £60,000 (over two years) | Board approved: Sept 2014
The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) held a major exhibition to mark the centenary of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17) led by Sir Ernest Shackleton. The Society owns 68 glass plate negatives of the expedition, selected and saved from the ice by Frank Hurley and Sir Ernest Shackleton. These fragile glass plates, were conserved, digitised and shown to the public for the first time. The exhibition opened to the public in November 2015 and after it closed in London embarked on a UK-wide tour. We were the headline supporter of the exhibition giving a grant of £60,000.