The Whale: an Exploration


20 September 2014 10:30 am 6:00 pm


National Maritime Museum

‘A unique day-long event of celebration and investigation, in the company of award-winning writers, artists, film-makers and specialists in cetacean studies and conservation.


Navigating the fluctuating human relationship with one of the ocean’s most remarkable and threatened creatures, Philip Hoare (Leviathan, The Sea Inside), sound-recordist and composer Chris Watson (Life, Frozen Planet), former whaler and Greenpeace activist John Burton, Mark Carnall (Grant Museum, UCL) and other leading scientists join acclaimed artist film-maker Jessica Sarah Rinland for a multi-faceted voyage into the extraordinary world of the whale.

Taking place in the week of the International Whaling Commission’s biennial global meeting, the event will consider the challenges facing current whale populations while also tracking their energising presence in literature, film and music.

Curated and presented by Jessica Sarah Rinland and Gareth Evans.’


Image: detail of: ‘The Spermacaeti whale brought to Greenland Dock 1762’. Repro ID: PY3459. Copyright: NMM, Greenwich, London

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