December 13, 2010
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Sir Wilfred Thesiger took nearly 40,000 photographs during his eight decades of travels throughout Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Now, to mark 100 years since his birth, Oxford’s Pitt Rivers Museum is displaying some of his most striking images.
Wilfred Thesiger in Africa: A Centenary Exhibition
4 June 2010 – 5 June 2011
Marking the centenary of the renowned British traveller and writer Wilfred Thesiger’s birth in Ethiopia, this major new exhibition is the first to explore his lifelong relationship with Africa. Photographs from Ethiopia, Sudan, Morocco, Tanzania and Kenya are accompanied by a selection of objects collected by Thesiger in Ethiopia and later donated to the Pitt Rivers Museum. The exhibition is accompanied by a major new publication, Wilfred Thesiger in Africa, which includes a wide selection of his African photographs, and essays by a number of contributors, such as Alexander Maitland and David Attenborough