Huw Lewis-Jones

Huw Lewis-Jones

Dr Huw Lewis-Jones is a historian of exploration and art director with a PhD from the University of Cambridge. Formerly Curator at the National Maritime Museum and the Scott Polar Research Institute, Huw now writes and lectures widely about exploration and the visual arts.

A best-selling author of history and photography books, Huw's titles include 'Arctic', 'Ocean Portraits', 'In Search of the South Pole', 'The Lifeboat', 'Mountain Heroes' - which won Adventure Book of the Year at the World ITB Awards in Germany - and 'The Conquest of Everest', winner of the History Award at the Banff Festival. To date, his books have been published in 14 languages.

Huw continues to work as an international freelance curator, as well as being a historical and heritage consultant across media and broadcasting, most recently for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution charity. His future books include 'The Crossing of Antarctica', ongoing collaboration with celebrated Icelandic photographer Ragnar Axelsson, and republishing rare sketchbooks and original journals of exploration.

Huw also travels to the Arctic and Antarctica each year, working as a historian and polar guide. He is married to the author and photographer Kari Herbert and they live in Cornwall.


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