Shackleton100: Celebratory events in 2022

08/12/2021

Shackleton100 is a group of museums and organisations who have come together to share special events taking place in 2022 to celebrate Sir Ernest Shackleton on the 100th anniversary of his death.

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21st Century Heroism UK Antarctic Heritage Trust

On the 100th anniversary of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s death, modern-day explorers will look back at the “heroic” era of exploration, asking what it took back then, what heroism looks like now and what lessons we can learn 100 years on. With polar explorer Ben Saunders & chaired by Henrietta Hammant.

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Shackleton’s Last Quest – Online Exhibition South Georgia Museum

On 17 September the South Georgia Museum launched its free online exhibition marking the centenary of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s final expedition and his untimely death and burial in South Georgia.

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Shackleton 100 Exhibition Dulwich College

Shackleton 100 is an exhibition in the Dulwich College Archive to mark the centenary of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s death. Using objects from the College’s archives, the exhibition celebrates the great explorer’s life and his many exploits, from Sydenham to South Georgia. The exhibition also highlights the prominent role played by many OAs in supporting Shackleton’s dreams, in particular John Quiller Rowett who financed his final voyage on the Quest or Shackleton-Rowett Expedition. Highlights include the Aurora Australis (the first book to be printed in Antarctica), the prospectus for the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, and letters written by Shackleton himself.

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Archives Presents Shackleton 100 Dulwich College

We invite OAs, current pupils, parents and friends of the College to join us to mark the centenary of Sir Ernest Shackleton OA's death. It was on 5 January 1922 that Shackleton passed away at Grytviken, South Georgia whilst on the Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition. This will be an enlightening evening of talks with the chance to see the original archival objects and materials relating to that fateful final voyage in our specially curated Shackleton 100 Exhibition.

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By becoming a member you help us to carry out critical conservation work in Antarctica, run the museum and ‘Penguin Post Office’ at Port Lockroy, and deliver our UK-wide engagement programme of exhibitions, events and talks to inspire more people about the history of this incredible continent.

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Become a member Support our work

By becoming a member you help us to carry out critical conservation work in Antarctica, run the museum and ‘Penguin Post Office’ at Port Lockroy, and deliver our UK-wide engagement programme of exhibitions, events and talks to inspire more people about the history of this incredible continent.

Join us as a member