The Tuareg or Kel Tamasheq and a history of the Sahara

Curated by Henrietta Butler

We’ve known former Guardian photographer Henrietta Butler for many years and are proud to sponsor this very special exhibition taking place in June at the Royal Geographical Society.

Often referred to as the “Blue Men of the Desert”, the Tuareg or Kel Tamasheq have lived in extreme conditions deep in the Sahara for over a thousand years. This exhibition, the first of its kind in the UK, will give people here the opportunity to learn about Tuareg history and culture at a time of great challenge for these desert nomads as they adapt to the changing circumstances of their lives in the 21st century.

Nomadson Camels - The Tuareg or Kel Tamasheq and a history of the of the Sahara Curated by Henrietta Butler

Family - The Tuareg or Kel Tamasheq and a history of the of the Sahara Curated by Henrietta Butler

Entry is FREE and the exhibition is open from Tuesday 2nd June to Saturday 20th June from 10am-9pm weekdays and 10am-5pm weekends in The Pavilion.

There will also be a talk in the Ondaajte Theatre at the Royal Geographical Society on 3rd June from 7pm to 9.15pm on the challenges facing the Tuareg in the present day.

Please see the exhibition website for full details of opening times and how to purchase tickets for the talk.

The Tuareg or Kel Tamasheq and a history of the Sahara, The Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, SW7 2AR