Exploration and Endeavour: The Royal Society of London and the South Seas was on show at the National Museum of Australia from 15 September 2010 to 6 February 2011 in the Studio Gallery.
Exploration and Endeavour commemorated the 350th anniversary of the Royal Society, the world’s oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. The exhibition brought together unique treasures associated with voyages of scientific discovery to the South Seas in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
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The Exploration and Endeavour: The Royal Society of London and the South Seas exhibition was a collaboration between the National Museum of Australia and the Royal Society. The exhibition was also supported by the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Institute of Marine Science.