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Gathered Leaves: lunchtime tours

Media Space 

On one Saturday lunchtime each month from November 2015 into March 2016, join a special guest guide for a tour of Gathered Leaves: Photographs by Alec Soth.

Hailed as 'haunting' by Time Out and 'breathtakingly stunning' by The Guardian, Gathered Leaves has attracted five-star reviews and is enchanting visitors to the Science Museum's Media Space gallery.

Enjoy an even richer experience by exploring a number of Alec Soth’s key works as well as various themes and issues examined in the show in the company of photography experts, including the critic Francesco Zanot.

Dates and guides

  • 13 February 2016
    Gerry Badger, writer and photography critic. Author of The Pleasures of Good Photographs, awarded the 2011 Infinity Writers’ Award from the International Center of Photography, New York, co-author of The Photobook: A History, Vol I, II and III with Martin Parr

  • 20 February 2016
    Tim Clark, Associate Curator, Media Space

  • 12 March 2016
    Lucy Soutter, artist, critic and art historian. Senior tutor in the Department of Critical and Historical Studies at the Royal College of Art, London, and author of Why Art Photography?, published by Routledge Press, 2013

Each tour starts at 13.00 and lasts approximately 1 hour. You need to purchase a same-day ticket for the exhibition to be eligible to take a tour, but the tours themselves are free and don't need to be booked in advance. Click the booking link above to purchase tickets for the exhibition.


Gathered Leaves: lunchtime tours

Tour the exhibition with an expert guide, one Saturday each month until March 2016
Floor: 2