Shackleton100: Celebratory events in 2022
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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Shackleton's legacy and the power of early Antarctic photography Royal Geographical Society
Drawing on original documents and photography – some previously unseen and newly digitised – guest curator Dr Jan Piggott, former Keeper of Archives and Rare Books at Dulwich College, has chronicled Shackleton’s early life, schooldays, career, his own writing and love of poetry, and achievements before and after the world famous Endurance expedition, complementing the Society’s 2015 Enduring eye exhibition curated by polar historian and writer Meredith Hooper.Find out more
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.Watch here
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.Explore the exhibition
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.View details