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Cunard celebrates history with special photography exhibition

Cunard celebrates history with special photography exhibition

Cunard has announced it will launch a new exhibition for 2023 featuring never-before-seen imagery from the Cunard archives.

The Sea Views exhibition will also include a selection of photos submitted by guests and will be curated by British photographer and filmmaker Mary McCartney.

A total of 100 images will be displayed, with some showcasing Hollywood icons such as Elizabeth Taylor (pictured above on Queen Mary) and Bing Crosby.

It will mark two key centenaries – the first being that 100 years ago, Cunard was the first cruise line to introduce an on-board photographer, and the second is the 100-year anniversary of the first round the world cruise on Cunard’s Laconia.

Cunard ‘proud’ of history

Cunard president Sture Myrmell said: “We’re extremely proud of Cunard’s 183-year history and particularly the fact we pioneered the round-the-world voyage 100 years ago.

“What better way to celebrate this centenary anniversary than by curating a fantastic selection of images from our guests who’ve travelled with us.

“We’re delighted to be working with the wonderful Mary McCartney to create this exhibition and can’t wait to see the unforgettable moments that our guests have captured over the years.”

McCartney added: “I’m pleased to curate an exhibition within this treasure trove of 100 years of on-board photography. I’m looking forward to exploring the archives and the crowdsourced images to hand pick a portfolio of iconic images that will reflect a century of luxury travel.”

University of Liverpool Library Cunard Archivist Siân Wilks said: ‘With over 14,000 images stored in the Cunard archives in Liverpool – the founding homeport of Cunard Line – we have a wealth of memories from the 1920s to present day to choose from.

“We are extremely excited to work alongside Mary McCartney to launch the Sea Views exhibition.”

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