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Time: 16:21 23 May 2011

New photography show to open at Greenwich museum next month

19th October 2012

Greenwich's National Maritime Museum is holding a major exhibition of the work of world-famous photography Ansel Adams next month that could appeal to those staying in luxury suites in London.

Starting on November 9th, the show will be a look back at some of the US photographer's most famous images of American landscapes, including some prints that are around three metres in size.

Entry to Ansel Adams: Photography from the Mountains to the Sea costs £7 for adults and £5 for concessions and is open to the public until April 28th.

Adams became famous for his striking landscape images featuring coastlines, forests and mountains and enjoyed a very successful career. As well as receiving three Guggenheim fellowships, his was the first photographer ever commissioned to take a portrait of a US president and awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The museum is close to the DLR station Cutty Sark and is open seven days a week, with a late opening every Thursday and it is well placed to be combined to a number of other attractions in the area, including the Cutty Sark and the Royal Observatory.

There are a number of new exhibitions planned for the National Maritime Museum during 2013. In March of next year, a new permanent installation will open that aims to use a interactive map to explain more about the UK's maritime history.

The Great Map will allow visitors to walk across the map, use tablets to read about seafaring adventures and make use of live data to understand how the weather plays a key role in enabling vessels to travel across the world.

It is hoped that installation will transform the museum's largest space and create a gathering point in the centre of the building.


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