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Why Look At Animals? at The Atkinson [Southport]

Prince Albert's greyhound, Eos.

Taking John Berger's 1977 essay of the same title as its starting point, this exhibition explores the way in which our relationship with animals has changed over the past 200 years, including the rise of pet ownership.

The influence of Queen Victoria's affection for her own pets is a key theme of the exhibition, and prints and drawings by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert which depict their dogs have been lent from the Royal Collection. Drawings commissioned by Queen Victoria from the celebrated artist Sir Edwin Landseer are among those on loan from the Royal Collection. 

Rooms and locations with objects on display