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Video: Sir David Attenborough opens the Joseph Banks exhibition

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: February 18, 2014

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Sir David Attenborough visited Lincoln to open a new exhibition about Sir Joseph Banks, at The Collection.

The exhibition entitled Joseph Banks, A Great Endeavour: A Lincolnshire Gentleman and His Legacy at The Collection is open to the public.

Sir David Attenborough said: “Banks was the greatest figure in the British arts in the 18th Century.

“He was a great administrator and hugely wealthy. He was president of the Royal Society for 42 years.

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“He paid for eight people to travel on the expedition with Cook to document the findings including artists to sketch and paint what they saw. He became a great celebrity after the voyage and a very important figure in British society.”

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