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About the project

Travellers’ Tails is a collaboration between Royal Museums Greenwich and four partner museums to investigate the history of exploration, art and science inspired by the National Maritime Museum’s recent acquisitions: ‘Kangaroo’ and ‘Dingo’ by George Stubbs.

The project aims to bring together artists, scientists, explorers and museum professionals to investigate the nature of exploration in the Enlightenment era, how the multitude of histories can be explored and experienced in a gallery, heritage and museum setting, and to question what exploration means today.

A programme of events, talks and activities at Royal Museums Greenwich and project partners will take place around the country from August 2014. From March 2015, Stubbs’s kangaroo will embark on its own voyage of discovery – touring to partner museums to draw out different themes through being re-contextualized by displaying it alongside their own unique collections.

Painting Tour Dates

Captain Cook Memorial Museum       4th July – 27th September 2015
Hunterian Museum                             1st October 2015 – 21st February 2016
Horniman Museum                             27th February – 6th June 2016

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Project outline

Project partners