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Tuesday, 5 June 2018
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Brunei Gallery, SOAS

This is the first London exhibition of Scottish photographer John Thomson’s (1837-1921) work which encompasses his ten years in Asia. The exhibition will run from 13th April to 23rd June and includes images from newly discovered glass negatives held at the Wellcome Library, London. Exhibition co-curator Betty Yao, a PAWA Trustee, will lead the gallery talk. She will introduce Thomson’s life and work and guide us through his journey in Asia. She will highlight the people and places he photographed and divulge the story, the twists and turns behind the survival of this valuable collection through 150 years.

For more information on the exhibition, go to www.johnthomsonexhibition.org. Related public lectures and study day are listed.

Guests are welcome to join us for tea at “Burr and Co” at 8 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5BE at their own expense after the gallery talk. If you are joining for the tea, please indicate this when booking for the gallery tour for reservation purposes. RSVP: bookings@pawa-london.org by 30th May, 2018.