Members of the expedition, from left to right: Arthur de Carle Sowerby, Robert Sterling Clark, Nathaniel H. Cobb, A. Grant, Captain H.E.M. Douglas, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Image # 2008-3140
Through Shên-kan: Sterling Clark in China
June 16, 2012 - September 16, 2012
The Institute's founder, Sterling Clark, organized and led an expedition collecting specimens and information in North China, which is documented in the publication Through Shên-kan: The Account of the Clark Expedition in North China, 1908–9.
Clark's life and experiences in China are explored in the exhibition Through Shên-kan: Sterling Clark in China, a selection of biological specimens, scientific equipment, historic photographs, and original documents related to the expedition.
This exhibition is supported by the Fernleigh Foundation.