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Knowledge Quarter Private View: Captain Cook at the British Library

5 June 2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

- Free, Booking Required

The Knowledge Quarter is delighted to invite staff from Knowledge Quarter organisations to the next in our series of private breakfast views. It will be on this occasion hosted at the British Library. KQ staff and partner organisations will have the opportunity to have an exclusive look at James Cook: The Voyages the British Library’s new blockbuster exhibition.

About James Cook: The Voyages.

It is 250 years since the Endeavour set sail from Plymouth. The British Library’s new blockbuster exhibition tells the story of Captain James Cook’s three world-changing voyages through original documents, many of which were produced by the artists, scientists and sailors on board the ships.

Maps, artworks and journals from the voyages sit alongside newly-commissioned films offering contemporary perspectives. Examine the expeditions that shaped Europe’s knowledge of the world and consider their far-reaching legacy.

See Cook’s handwritten journal detailing the first crossing of the Antarctic Circle, when they travelled further south than anyone in the world, stunning artwork including the earliest European depiction of a kangaroo, and intricate maps charting the voyages that spanned more than a decade. Learn about the experiences on board the EndeavourResolutionand Discovery, and the impact of their arrival.

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5 June 2018
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Free, Booking Required
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The British Library
96 Euston Rd, Kings Cross
London , NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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