John Thomson is one of the 19th century’s greatest photographers, a pioneer of photojournalism. Two touring exhibitions are curated from the renowned collection of glass negatives at the Wellcome Library, London.

Exhibition packages available for consideration by museum curators:

  • China through the lens of John Thomson 1868 – 1872
  • Siam through the lens of John Thomson including Angkor and Coastal China 1865 – 1866

The China exhibition has toured to 16 museums around the world including the Beijing World Art Museum, China National Silk Museum in Hangzhou, the Liverpool Maritime Museum, the Burrell Collection in Glasgow, the Museum of East Asian Antiquities in Stockholm, the Chester Beatty Collection in Dublin.

To date this exhibition has been seen by nearly 900,000 visitors.

The Siam exhibition opened to great acclaim in January 2015 at the National Gallery of Bangkok.

These exhibition projects have proven track records, substantial visitor figures and excellent reviews. Flexible and economic touring terms are available for consideration.


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