John Thompson Exhibition

Guided Tour of the John Thomson Exhibition

A special guided tour for Hong Kong Society members of an exhibition at the Brunei Gallery|SOAS on China and Siam through the lens of John Thomson  

Manchu Bride 2

Date: Thursday 3rd May 2018
Venue: Brunei Gallery|SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square,  London WC1H 0XG
Time: 6.30pm


This is the first London exhibition of Scottish photographer John Thomson’s (1837-1921) work which encompasses his ten years in Asia.  The exhibition will run from 13th April to 23nd June and includes images from newly discovered glass negatives held at the Wellcome Library, London.

3114-0166bExhibition co-curator and Hong Kong Society member Betty Yao MBE will follow John Thomson’s footsteps starting from his photography studio in Hong Kong.  She will highlight the people and places he photographed and divulge the story, the twists and turns behind the survival of this valuable collection through 150 years.

For more information on the exhibition go to  There will be other related lectures and workshops.
This event is for members of the Hong Kong Society only. Space for this event is extremely limited and available on a first come first served basis. Please contact the office on or by telephone on 020 7963 9447 to register.

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