Royal Museums Greenwich is the new name that covers four sites in Greenwich: the National Maritime Museum, the Royal Observatory, the Queen’s House and Cutty Sark. Together these constitute one museum working to illustrate for everyone the importance of the sea, ships, time and the stars and their relationship with people.
The Travellers’ Tails series examined key questions around the history of art, science and exploration, drawing on George Stubbs’s The Kongouro from New Holland (Kangaroo) and Portrait of a Large Dog’ (Dingo), recently acquired by the Royal Museums Greenwich. Artists, scientists, explorers and museum professionals considered the nature of 18th-century exploration, and how these histories could be experienced in a modern museum setting. In collaboration with the illustrator and writer Fances Barry, Silbercow designed an 8 page fold out plan that followed a route around the sites utilizing Frances’s illustrations and ideas to their best affect.