A free gallery tour of an exhibition at the Brunei Gallery|SOAS on China and Siam through the lens of John Thomson
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 13 April to 23 June and includes images from newly discovered glass negatives held at the Wellcome Library, London. Exhibition co-curator Betty Yao MBE will introduce Thomson’s life and work and follow his footsteps 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 a study day will be listed.
Tickets are free, but must be prebooked
The 3pm tour is now full. Spaces still available for 11.30am.
Image courtesy of The Wellcome Collection.