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Lions & Tigers & Bears

Through the Lens with National Geographic

Photograph by Michael Nichols

About this Exhibition

Though they are extremely powerful, lions, tigers, and bears need not be feared as Dorothy and her friends famously did along the Yellow Brick Road. Rather, these majestic predators deserve our respect, care, and protection. Based on the release of three major publications this fall and featuring multi-year coverage from National Geographic photographers Michael “Nick” Nichols, Steve Winter, and Paul Nicklen, this exhibition attests to the wildness and beauty of lions and tigers and bears.

Michael “Nick” Nichols, a native of Alabama, is an award-winning photographer whose work has taken him to the most remote corners of the world. He became a staff photographer for National Geographic magazine in 1996 and was named editor at large in January 2008.

Steve Winter has been stalked by jaguars in Brazil, charged by a grizzly in Siberia, and trapped in quicksand in the world’s largest tiger reserve in Myanmar. He’s flown over erupting volcanoes and visited isolated villages where residents had never before seen a blond foreigner—or a camera.

Paul Nicklen has indeed managed to get people’s attention. Whether he is ice diving among leopard seals in Antarctica, covering hundreds of miles of terrain in minus 40°F temperatures, or mastering aerial shots from his ultralight plane, Paul Nicklen has specialized in photographing polar regions since 1995. His images reflect a reverence for the creatures inhabiting these isolated and endangered environments, and he hopes to generate global awareness about wildlife issues through his work.

ADDITIONAL CONTENT
Speaker opportunities available.
ADDITIONAL CONTENT
Speaker opportunities available.
CONTENT
49 photographs, Labels, Text panels
CONTENT
49 photographs, Labels, Text panels
DURATION
3 months minimum
DURATION
3 months minimum
MERCHANDISE
Hardcover book
MERCHANDISE
Hardcover book
SIZE
2,500 square feet
SIZE
2,500 square feet

The Exhibition


Tour Schedule

Past Locations
The Schiele Museum of Natural History & Planetarium
Gastonia, NC, US
February 03, 2018 - May 06, 2018
Mayborn Museum
Waco, TX, US
February 04, 2017 - April 29, 2017
Center of Science and Industry
Columbus, OH, US
September 26, 2015 - September 05, 2016
Berkshire Museum
Pittsfield, MA, US
November 07, 2014 - January 04, 2015
Paradise Walk
Jiulongpo Qu, China
June 01, 2014 - November 30, 2014

Global Exhibition: Digital Delivery

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Photograph by Rebecca Hale

For our international partners, National Geographic offers digitally delivered content packages. This option eliminates international shipping fees by providing partners with a secure link to download their exhibition files. This model is currently only available for our international partners and is ideal for photography, video, and panel-based shows. Partners will also be provided with production guidelines for printing and mounting the exhibition.

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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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