Royal Museums Greenwich in the USA

AFRMG is pleased to play a role in developing the presence, and sharing the collections and expertise of Royal Museums Greenwich in the USA.

The Museum is excited to be staging a growing program of major exhibitions in the US.

World class astronomical photographs on display in the US

RMG’s Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year has become the world’s greatest annual astrophotography competition. The 2017 competition attracted over 3,800 entries from photographers in 91 countries, and produced some spectacular images.

New York Hall of Science will be showing the 31 winning images from the 2017 competition from March 10 to August 31, 2018.

Vero Beach Museum of Art will be showing a larger selection from the 2017 competition of around 50 of the winning and shortlisted entries. The show can be seen from May 26 to September 16, 2018.

Death in the Ice, on tour

RMG working with the Canadian Museum of History and in partnership with Parks Canada, the Government of Nunavut and the Inuit Heritage Trust has developed a major exhibition Death in the Ice: the shocking story of Franklin’s final expedition. The show explores the fate of Sir John Franklin and his crew on their final expedition to discover a North West passage through the ice – the mystery surrounding that voyage still remains unsolved today. On display will be finds from the recently discovered wreck of HMS Erebus and items from the National Maritime Museum’s extensive Franklin collection.

Having completed its run in Greenwich, the show can now be seen at the Canadian Museum of History in Ottowa until September 30, 2018.

Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea will be showing Death in the Ice from December 1, 2018 to April 28, 2019.

Anchorage Museum will then be exhibiting the show from June to September, 2019


RMG curators and specialists regularly lecture in the US as part of international tours, attend academic conferences and promote publications. On maritime matters recent talks have taken place at Mystic Seaport and the New York Yacht Club. Audiences at the Historical Society of New York and the Newport Historical Society enjoyed talks addressing the themes of time and clockmaking.

Loans from the RMG Collections

As well as being able to share the stunning collections of RMG through touring exhibitions, there is an active international loans programme.

29 significant items were loaned by RMG working in partnership with the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, to the maritime art exhibition Spreading Canvas – Eighteenth-Century British Painting, which ran from September to December, 2016.

Joining or giving to the AFRMG will enable you to enjoy and play a part in bringing such activities to the US.

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