Guest blogpost: Empire and the museum

At the third Travellers’ Tails seminar in The Queen’s House at Greenwich we enjoyed a stimulating evening of discussion on the theme of ‘Museums and Empire’. Elizabeth Edwards’s fascinating paper …

Dingos, death and drawing

This autumn so far has seen a whole host of exciting new events at the Royal Museums Greenwich for the Travellers’ Tails project to investigate ideas around exploration inspired by …

Familiarising the unfamiliar

Throughout the current Maritime Lecture Series: Art and Science of Exploration  one of the themes that keeps cropping up is how the artists on all three of Cook’s voyages made sense of …

The Shaman and the Curator

Our interest in, an fascination with, the great voyages of explorers such as Captain Cook have for generations served to inspire us as we imagine ourselves undertaking similar journeys. Head …

A Tale of Two Cooks

Last week our Maritime Lecture Series: The Art and Science of Exploration got underway with ‘The pencle* of an able painter’ with our curator of art Dr Katy Barrett. The Art and Science …