British Universities Film & Video Council

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ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY PICTURE LIBRARY


Tribesman, Papua New Guinea (Edward Mendell / Royal Geographical Society)
Description
The RGS Picture Library covers people and landscapes from around the globe. Photographs and artwork from the 1830s onwards include a variety of subjects such as anthropology, landscapes (e.g. polar regions and deserts) colonial empire, climbing, indigenous peoples, and remote destinations. The focus of the collection is not the generic stock shot, but the portrayal of humankind’s resilience, adaptability and mobility in remote places of the world. Artwork includes a range of sketches, watercolours, pastels, portraits and oil paintings by both amateur and established artists. And the largest private map collection in the world. Our collection contains a small amount of moving footage, including a film of the 1922 Everest expedition led by Brigadier-General Charles Granville Bruce. These materials are now held entirely by the British Film Institute (qv separate entry).
Website
http://images.rgs.org/
Keywords
Geography; Anthropology; Maps, cartography; Cartography; Arts; Landscapes; Deserts, topography; People, sociology; Polar regions
Access
Mon-Fri by appointment
Access for outsiders
Yes
Facilities
Limited

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Still Images
Over 500,000 images

Catalogues

Card catalogue
Yes.

Main Contact

Name
Mr. Jamie Owen
Job title
Picture Library Manager
Telephone
020 7591 3060
Fax
020 7591 3001
Email
images@rgs.org
Address
1 Kensington Gore
London
SW7 2AR

Alternate Contact

Telephone
020 7591 3061
Fax
020 7591 3001

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