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Exhibition: Royal Geographical Society in Asia from 1862 to 1955

This exhibition consists of almost 100 years of photography starting with Clarence Taylor's 1862 work in Nepal and finishing with the great expeditions to Everest and Kanchenjunga in the 1950s. It also introduces the impressive collections from the Society of historic maps, over half million photographs dating from 1850 to the present, rare boos etc.

The exhibition will also provide a rare opportunity to see and purchase Limited Edition prints of original material held in one of the country's foremost collections. Details of the exhibition can be found here.

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Shive Dagon: the Pilgrim's Rest

A group of Victorian travellers gaze out across the tranquil landscape from the Pilgrim’s Rest, at the foot of the Schwedagon pagoda, near Rangoon in Burma (Myanmar). The pagoda is one of the most revered in Burma, possibly in the whole of Southeast Asia, and is surrounded by rest-houses for pilgrims and numerous smaller pagodas.

Picture: Vincent Clarence Scott O'Conner, c.1910

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