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Museum catalogue: Polar Art Collection

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Polar Art Collection

The Polar Art Collection represents a variety of responses to the polar regions: from British voyages to the Arctic during the nineteenth-century, the Heroic Age of exploration in Antarctica, through to the work of contemporary artists. Our collection features work by explorers such as Edward Lawton Moss, Graham Gore, Edward Adams, George Marston, Apsley Cherry-Garrard, and modern work by David Smith, Edward Seago, Sir Wally Herbert, Jörg Schmeisser and Keith Shackleton. Our holdings also include the UK's largest collection of sketches and watercolours by Edward Adrian Wilson, zoologist and surgeon, who accompanied Scott on both the Discovery and Terra Nova expeditions to Antarctica.

The catalogue has been compiled by Dr Lewis-Jones. Further details on any item on the collection may be had on application to the Museum Curator. For details of public and research access please see the main Museum page of the website. For rights and images for publication, please contact the Picture Library.

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Data in this catalogue was last updated on Tuesday, 13th June 2023.