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About this Exhibition

From the early beginnings of the National Geographic Society to the cutting edge work of today, this exhibit gathers the most captivating and memorable images. Highlighting virtually every corner of the world, these photographs capture amazing achievements in exploration, adventure, science and more. These are the iconic images that define National Geographic photography. Photographers include MAYNARD OWEN WILLIAMS, CHRIS JOHNS, STEVE MCCURRY and many more. Create your own exhibition from 200 optional images.

  • 60 images, chosen from 200 optional images

Currently this exhibition is ONLY AVAILABLE as a fully curated digital package to license to the overseas markets. This is to eliminate shipping fees. International venues will be sent high-resolution files to print and produce with vendors of their choosing.


Tour Schedule

Past Locations
Galleria Arad
Arad, Romania
May 1, 2012 - April 30, 2015
Galleria Kazimierz
Kraków, Poland
May 1, 2012 - April 30, 2015
Galleria Jurajska
Częstochowa, Poland
May 1, 2012 - April 30, 2015
Avenue Mall Osijek
Osijek, Croatia
May 1, 2012 - April 30, 2015
Eastern Europe Tour: Avenue Mall Zagreb
Zagreb, Croatia
May 1, 2012 - April 30, 2015
Galleria Harfa
Praha, Czechia
May 1, 2012 - April 30, 2015
Galleria Stara Zagora
Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
May 1, 2012 - April 30, 2015
Galleria Burgas
Burgas, Bulgaria
May 1, 2012 - April 30, 2015

Frequently Asked Questions

Exhibition Types

From large, interactive exhibitions to elegant photography shows, National Geographic offers high-quality traveling exhibitions to meet the needs of institutions both small and large. Working together with photographers, explorers, and other partners, National Geographic creates exhibitions covering a wide range of topics with appeal for multiple audiences. Nearly any size venue can be accommodated, from 200 linear feet for a small photo show to an 8,000-square-foot, interactive exhibition.

Booking

To book a traveling exhibition, fill out the booking request form. A member of our Exhibitions team will respond within one business day to discuss your venue’s interest in a National Geographic Exhibition, to outline fees and logistics including shipping, and to answer any additional questions you may have. 

A traveling exhibition manager will walk you through the process of selecting the right exhibition space to meet your programmatic goals. This includes providing you with detailed object lists with images for your review and examining the schedule to find out what is available during your desired time frame.

The next step is to fill out a standard facilities report, which we will provide you. This report helps National Geographic evaluate the characteristics of your display space to ensure the proper environment and security are in place to host a National Geographic exhibition. For larger exhibitions the report also helps determine if your venue can support the logistical needs required, such as ceiling height, storage space, electrical needs, loading dock specifics, and other useful information that makes hosting an exhibition possible.

Cost and Schedule

A typical hosting period is 12-16 weeks. The loan fee ranges with the size and complexity of the exhibition selected. Please connect with us via the booking request form to discuss specific loan fees and timing.  

Shipping

Shipping arrangements are made by National Geographic in consultation with the venue and may be included in the exhibition loan fee. If shipping is not included in the loan fee, the exhibitor will pay for the cost of inbound shipping. A list of crates with their sizes and contents are provided to the venue to assist in installation planning. For larger exhibitions where multiple tractor trailers are used, a detailed truck pack plan is provided to the venue in advance to assist in installation preparations and staging plans. The traveling exhibitions manager will identify any manpower and special equipment needs for unloading and loading at the exhibitor’s location.

Installation Requirements

Installation requirements vary considerably depending on the size and complexity of the exhibition. For smaller photography exhibitions, installation may take only a few days with minimal staff. For larger exhibitions with exhibition furniture, audio, visual elements, and artifacts, it may take two weeks. A traveling exhibition manager will work closely with you and your staff to develop a detailed installation and de-installation plan tailored to your needs and exhibition characteristics.

Marketing and Promotion

Once a contract is executed, National Geographic provides access to exhibition marketing assets and can provide guidance on usage and strategy. All materials produced by the host venue must be approved by National Geographic before being produced for public consumption.

International Venues

National Geographic works with many partners worldwide, and has placed exhibitions in nearly 40 countries, viewed by more than 15 million visitors to-date. Please connect with us via the booking request form and the Global Manager for Traveling Exhibitions will be in touch with more information to help your desired show.

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Exhibitions Catalogs

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