Starting our exploration…

I would like to introduce myself. My name is Ros and I am the Participation Project Manager for the Travellers’ Tails project at Royal Museums Greenwich.

I’ve been in post for a few months now and have been busily doing all sorts of different things for the project including recruiting new experimental ‘Explorer Volunteers’ for the Art and Science of Exploration exhibition at the Queens House, working with the learning and curatorial teams to programme events and activities for the autumn at the RMG, setting up sharing sessions with UCL (see the ‘Innovate’ page), visiting our project partners and setting up this brand new project site. Here are a few snaps of what’s been going on so far…

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Travellers’ Tails is a very exciting project using George Stubbs’s fantastic paintings of the kangaroo and dingo to find ways into investigating Captain Cook’s journeys, first encounters, art & science in the Enlightenment period, empire, exploration and much more. I hope you enjoy the website and get stuck into asking and responding to questions about exploration, art and science on the blog, in the forums and in person at some of the events and activities we have got coming up.

The blog is a place to consider what exploration meant in the Enlightenment era and what it means today as well has how to tell this story in museum and heritage settings. It will be a place to find out about ideas, research and experiences shared by Royal Museums Greenwich, our project partners and guest bloggers.
Welcome to the Travellers’ Tails project blog!