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Enduring eye: The Antarctic legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley
16 June until 12 November 2017
One of the greatest ever photographic records of human survival, 'Enduring eye' honours the achievements of Sir Ernest Shackleton and the men of the 'Endurance' expedition of 1914-1917.
Shackleton's official expedition photographer, Frank Hurley, documented the expedition under the most extreme circumstances. His photographs provide a lasting record of the men of the 'Endurance' and their story.
Showcasing Hurley's images alongside items from the Library's polar collections, the exhibition tells the fascinating and enduring story of the expedition.
'Enduring eye' has been created by the Royal Geographical Society, with additional items on show from National Library of Scotland collections.
- '"Blackwood's Magazine" at 200' — 30 March to 2 July
View a small sample of the many treasures in the National Library of Scotland's collections. From hand-written documents to printed books, maps, musical scores, bindings and other art work.
All our treasures are important pieces of Scotland's cultural heritage. Some are unique. Some are beautiful. Some are huge. Some are tiny. Some are rarely seen in public because their age makes them fragile.
Throughout the year we change the theme of the treasures display, bringing to light more of the millions of items we hold.
Read more about our treasures displays
The John Murray Archive
- This exhibition closes permanently at 17.00 on Sunday 30 April
The writers and thinkers of John Murray's publishing firm shaped the modern world through their works of literature, science, exploration and politics.
This exhibition draws on material from the John Murray Archive. It uses state-of-the-art exhibition technology to bring to life the work and lives of a selection of the publisher's most influential figures.
Learn how they contributed to one of the greatest periods of human progress and creativity. See if you could publish your own international bestseller.
Opening times for exhibitions at the Library
Monday to Friday: 10.00-20.00