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September 17, 2021 - January 23,
2022 - Tacoma, Washington
A View from Above: Bird’s-Eye Maps from the Washington State Historical Society Collection features bird’s-eye view maps that were drawn to give the viewer a sense of looking down at a city and its major features as if they were flying above it. Popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s, these maps were mass-produced and represented American cities and villages of all sizes and from all parts of the country. A View from Above showcases some of the many panoramic maps in the Historical Society’s collections, including those printed during the heyday of the art as well as more modern images influenced by this technique.
September 2021 - February 6, 2022
- Los Angeles
Jo Mora: Mapmaker of the American West, a new exhibition at Central Library, 630 W. 5th Street, featuring rare beautifully illustrated maps and ephemera from the golden age of mapping. The golden age of pictorial mapping covers the late 1920s into the 1950s, a time when few artists were as prolific and talented as Joseph Jacinto “Jo” Mora, who left a rare and important cartographic legacy. The materials on display were selected from the Jo Mora Trust, the David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University, and the Los Angeles Public Library’s Mora Collection.
October 8, 2021 – February
20, 2022 – London
The British Library will open Elizabeth and Mary: Royal Cousins, Rival Queens, the first major exhibition to consider Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I of England together, putting them both centre stage and giving them equal billing. The exhibition takes a fresh and revealing look at the infamous story of two powerful queens bound together by their shared Tudor inheritance, whose turbulent relationship dominated English and Scottish politics for thirty years. Drawing on the British Library’s collection of early modern manuscripts and printed books, Elizabeth and Mary’s autograph letters will be displayed alongside 16th-century state papers, speeches and cipher documents, as well as maps, drawings and woodcut engravings to illustrate key moments and events. There will also be paintings, jewels, textiles, maps, drawings and objects borrowed from private and public collections in the UK and Spain. Timed entry tickets can be booked.
November 5, 2021 - February 25,
2022 – Vatican City
The Vatican Apostolic Library is happy to welcome visitors to its exhibit Tutti. Umanità in cammino. From Travel Cartography to Utopian and Allegorical Maps: the Vatican Apostolic Library Meets Pietro Ruffo. Among the various works on display is Evliya Celebi’s Seventeenth-Century Map of the Nile, a unique travel mapping work of about six meters in length, accompanied by Ruffo’s reinterpretation of it. Also included are four examples of celestial and terrestrial cartography according to Pietro Ruffo, three rare examples of cartography from among the treasures of the papal collection: a Chinese world map, an astronomical scroll from India, and five paper astrolabes from the sixteenth century.
January 8, 2022 – February
27, 2022 - Lichfield, Staffordshire
The past will be mapped out in a new exhibition at Lichfield Cathedral. A collection of map books from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries will be on display as part of the Searching Beyond the Horizon showcase. The exhibition will be held in the Chapter House of the cathedral.
February 21, 2020 – March
2022 - Brookville, Pennsylvania
The Jefferson County History Center, 172-176 Main Street, has a map exhibit You Are Here. The Grand Hall and Skylight Gallery will showcase maps of western Pennsylvania and Jefferson County from pre-settlement times to present day. The exhibit also shows the development of Pennsylvania counties and Jefferson county townships and a number of early historic maps of Brookville. Of special note is a series of original 17th and 18th century New World maps on temporary loan from the Arader Gallery, NY City. Open Wed - Sat: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
September 10, 2021 – March
4, 2022 - Boston
This exhibition originally opened May 2020, but was forced to close by the Covid-19 pandemic. Now it can be seen again. From 17th century attempts to woo European settlers to the “New World” with maps that exaggerated natural resources, to a recent “Sharpie-enhanced” weather map designed to shape the politics of disaster planning, maps and visual data have always been used as tools for manipulating reality. In the wide-ranging free exhibition, Bending Lines: Maps and Data from Distortion to Deception, the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St., takes a critical look at how to understand the world as it appears in geographic representations. The show features both historical and contemporary documents, as well as interactives designed to engage visitors with the power of persuasive mapmaking.
November 30, 2021 - March 19,
2022 - San Angelo, Texas
Angelo State University is presenting a prominent traveling exhibit of historical Texas maps, Going to Texas: Five Centuries of Maps, in the ASU Mayer Museum, 2501 W. Avenue N. The exhibit features a selection of historical maps from the Yana and Marty Davis Map Collection at the Museum of the Big Bend in Alpine. All of the maps are original, and they range from 16th-century maps of New Spain to the early settlement of Texas, the republic and statehood, and into the 21st century. As such, the exhibit includes some of the most significant maps in the history of Texas and North America.
December 16, 2021 - March 19,
2022 – Athens
The National Bank Educational Foundation organizes and presents the exhibition The Genesis of The Greek State, Cartography and History, 1770-1838 at the Eynardos Palace, 20 Agios Konstantinos and Menandros, as part of the celebrations for 200 years since the Revolution of 1821. In the exhibition about 170 works are presented, cartographic and geographical publications, many maps and rare atlases, as well as scientific instruments related to cartographic work. The exhibition also features the “Map of the Borders” (1832-1837), which is being displayed outside the National Library of Greece for the first time. It was printed in Athens by the Royal Press in 1837 and is the first map and official legal documentation in the cartographical history of Greece.
February 22, 2022 - March 26,
2022 – York
Pocklington and District Local History Group is displaying its archive of historic maps from across the district – all collected or created by local historians and mapmakers. Entitled Roger’s Maps, the exhibition can be seen in the Pocklington Arts Centre studio, 22-24 Market Pl, Pocklington (admission is free). The history group will also be displaying a selection of maps detailing Pocklington and surrounding villages from the 14th, 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, and the maps of celebrated Victorian cartographer William Watson; plus a series of more recent compilations by local historians Mike Silburn and the late John Nottingham, who created tithe and enclosure maps for Melbourne, Seaton Ross, Thornton, East Cottingwith, Bielby, Fangfoss, KIlnwick Percy, Millington, Burnby, Yapham and Meltonby, Bishop Wilton, Barmby Moor and Allerthorpe.
March 13, 2022 - April 12, 2022 -
New Delhi, Delhi
An ongoing show at Lexicon Art, M-12, Outer Circle, Connaught Place, showcases miniatures, maps and other objects that engage viewers on various themes in Indian art and history. His Glory and His Monuments: On Indian Gods, Maps and Cosmography has about 80 pieces, from the 14th century to the 20th century, through Jain illustrated manuscripts, rare esoteric maps from the Jain and Hindu cosmological traditions, and even miniature paintings of deities that are selected mostly from Rajasthan. Displayed are maps of Jambudweep or the Mount Meru. Sirohi Mandala, which is related to the Bhagvad Gita, could be called the pièce de résistance of the show. It’s a map that is part of the Hindu tradition of mapmaking. Strictly speaking, in the Hindu tradition of producing religious manuscripts, specimens of maps have been few and far in between.
December 3, 2021 – April
18, 2022 – Oxford
North Sea Crossings: Anglo-Dutch Books and the Adventures of Reynard the Fox, a new exhibition at The Weston Library, Bodleian Libraries, will trace the long history of Anglo Dutch relations. North Sea Crossings is a pioneering collaborative project with the University of Bristol and the University of Cambridge, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Focusing on the period from the Norman Conquest in 1066 to the ‘Glorious Revolution’ of 1688, items from the Bodleian Libraries’ collections will illustrate the ways in which these exchanges have shaped literature, book production and institutions such as the Bodleian itself, on either side of the North Sea, inviting visitors to reflect on the way this cultural exchange still impacts British and Dutch societies today. From manuscript books from the medieval period to the birth of the printing press and the introduction of movable type in Europe, to maps that shows the proximity of England and the Netherlands and the rapid spread of news between the two countries, North Sea Crossings demonstrates the crucial role of collaboration and communication between these two nations.
November 13, 2021 - April 24,
2022 – Sydney
Explore the beauty, art and science of mapping across three centuries through a Maps of the Pacific exhibition of maps, charts, atlases and globes held in the State Library of New South Wales' magnificent collection.
April 1-30, 2022 - Mumbai
The Asiatic Society of Mumbai’s will showcase 32 maps in Meandering Through a Mapped Canvas. The month-long exhibition is at Asiatic Society of Mumbai’s Durbar Hall on Shahid Bhagat Singh Road. The exhibition is a collaborative effort between Asiatic Society of Mumbai, Rotary Club of Bombay, heritage management company Past Perfect; and independent paper and book conservator Amalina Dave. On display will be a wide range of maps spanning a period of 300 years. The exhibition begins with the oldest map in the collection, donated to Asiatic Society of Mumbai by former Irish ambassador Brian McElduff. Dating back to 1652, the map is called L’empire du Grand Mogol (Map of the Great Mughal Empire), made by French cartographer Nicolas Sanson D’Abbeville. The exhibition includes maps with cartouches including one of Bombay by Bellin, circa 1756. It’s among six maps of Mumbai in the exhibition. Another Mumbai map is a plague map from 1897, detailing the epidemic from the previous year.
January 31, 2022 – May 6,
2022 – Munich
The exhibition Kunstmanns Kostbare Karten [Kunstmann's Precious Maps] can be seen in the ground floor of the Universitätsbibliothek der Ludwig-Maximilians Universität (LMU) Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1. Dr. Thomas Horst (Department of Historical Basic Sciences and Historical Media Studies at LMU and Centro Interuniversitário de História das Ciências e da Tecnologia, Lisbon) developed a new exhibition that is dedicated to an almost forgotten, extremely versatile scholar at the LMU: Friedrich Kunstmann (1811- 1867) – historian, jurist, canonist and theologian. His studies in cartography and church history as well as a longer stay as a teacher at the Portuguese royal court in Lisbon inspired him to compile a relevant library (1,100 volumes, many of them in Portuguese), which has been in the possession of the Universitätsbibliothek der LMU. In addition to documents on Kunstmann's work in Portugal and at the LMU, selected objects from the map collection found in his estate (regional and country maps, nautical and portolan maps and hemispheric world maps) are presented for the first time. These range from valuable original prints from the 16th century to contemporary facsimiles and handwritten copies of maps, with a Portuguese manuscript map of the Atlantic showing the coast of Brazil and West Africa (1764) standing out in particular. Click here for a virtual view of the exhibition.
March 24, 2022 - May 7, 2022 -
Les Lilas, France
Since the 1960s, radical cartography has largely questioned the nature of the map as an instrument for “objective” reading of the world, affirming its contextual, subjective and eminently political character. For a long time, the map was considered as a measuring tool intended to represent territories with a concern for scientific neutrality, free from any dogmatic position. However, like any tool of representation, it carries not only the choice of the information that it conceals but also the possibility of their interpretation. Any cartographer, in all objectivity, is only the witness of his time and uses the map as a communication tool. Any power, in any subjectivity, uses the map to organize its control of the territory. Representing the organization of the world is not insignificant and artists throughout the ages have confronted the construction of these images, both literally and figuratively through their sensitive approach to territories and borders. The artists brought together in the exhibition Les Territoires et la carte reverse the terms of the subject, navigating in their representations thanks to maps of real and fantasized places, by the physical exploration they make of them, confronting themselves with visible obstacles. They abandon the authorizing approach of the cartographer, crossing his legends and solid colors to make the map a meeting ground. The exhibition can be seen at l’espace culturel d’Anglemont, 35 place Charles-de Gaulle.
December 11, 2021 – May 8,
2022 – Singapore
On a 19th century Korean "map of the world", the land of women, the land of immortals, the land of those with no intestines and the land of those with one eye are marked. Unsurprisingly for its time, China, once known as the Middle Kingdom, is fixed at the centre of a cosmic circle. And there is familiarity in the inclusion of the myriad tributary states of Annam, Siam, Burma and Korea. This mix of the imaginary with the real is a world of difference from the scientific, modern maps people are used to today. The cosmographies that old maps represent were widely held by people centuries ago, and more than 60 of these works of art and history are at the National Library's latest exhibition, Mapping The World: Perspectives From Asian Cartography. The exhibition, held in partnership with the Embassy of France in Singapore, features over 60 treasures from overseas institutions and private collections such as the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Musée Guimet and École Française D’Extreme-Orient in France, as well as the MacLean Collection, Illinois, United States and the Yokohama City University, Japan. Exhibition can be viewed on Level 10, Gallery, National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street.
February 8, 2022 – May 14,
2022 - Newark, Delaware
How do you look at a map? Do you start in the middle and work your way out, or do you begin by locating a familiar place? Each viewer approaches maps uniquely, informed by their existing beliefs and experiences. Multiple Middles: Maps from Early Modern Times features a selection of maps, atlases, and travel accounts from the Early Modern Period (between the 1500s and early 1800s). The exhibition takes narratives from the maps’ edges and repositions them as possible middles. As a result, previously unfamiliar histories and visual elements come to the fore. These objects highlight specific innovations, scientific theories, and geographical middles that their makers intentionally framed. The exhibition provides an alternate view of maps and early modern cartography. As you explore, we hope you draw parallels from the maps to today and leave wanting to explore more of the world around you. This exhibition, a collaboration between the University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press and the University of Delaware’s Department of Art History, will be on view in the Special Collections Gallery, 181 S. College Avenue. No appointment is necessary to visit the Special Collections Gallery; open Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm.
December 2, 2021 – May 15,
2022 - Union City, Tennessee
Discovery Park of America, 830 Everett Blvd., has on exhibit The Fascinating World of Murray Hudson’s Globes and Maps. It features globes and maps on loan from Murray Hudson’s collection of more than 40,000 objects. He has collected for many years and currently owns and operates Murray Hudson Antique Maps, Globes, Books, & Prints in Halls. The exhibit will include examples of vintage globes and maps from different eras that reflect what the world was like at the point in time in history when they were produced.
October 17. 2020 – May 29,
2022 – Hamburg
I am pleased to announce the exhibition Farbe Trifft Land Farte [Colour meets map] can be seen in Museum am Rothenbaum, Rothenbaumchaussee 64. A selection of wonderful maps will be on display and a (printed and online) exhibition catalogue is on the way. How and why have maps in Europe and East Asia been coloured from the 15th to the 20th century? – a question that has never been systematically researched before. New findings on the use, production and symbolism of individual colours, the transfer of knowledge between Europe and East Asia as well as the similarities and differences in the respective colouring practices will be presented. An online exhibition catalog is available.
February 5, 2022 - May 29, 2022 -
Treviso TV, Italy
Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche presents Mind the Map! Drawing the world from the eleventh to the twenty-first century, an exhibition that revolves around the concept of the map and mankind’s attempt to draw the earth’s surface using every possible form of representation. The exhibition, curated by Massimo Rossi, will be hosted at Ca’ Scarpa. The 40 pieces on display are high-definition reproductions from North American, European and Japanese libraries. The originals of the nine world map rugs of the 20th and 21st centuries, which are part of Luciano Benetton’s geographical collections, will also be on display.
January 15, 2022 - May 30, 2022 -
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, will present Mapping Fiction, an exhibition focused on the ways authors and mapmakers have built compelling fictional worlds. On view in the Library’s West Hall, the exhibition is timed to coincide with the centennial of the publication of James Joyce’s groundbreaking 1922 modernist novel, Ulysses. About 70 items will be on view, focused on novels and maps from the 16th through the 20th century—largely early editions of books that include elaborate maps of imaginary worlds.
January 20, 2022 - May 31, 2022 –
The Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education is excited to announce our exhibit North of Nowhere, West of the Moon: Myth, Fiction, and Fantasy in Maps. Inspired by our recent acquisition of Bernard Sleigh's six-foot long “An Ancient Mappe of Fairyland, Newly Discovered and Set Forth,” (1918) we have selected thematic maps, books, and ephemera from our collections that reflect whimsy and visionary thinking. This exhibit invites visitors to ponder the ways in which myth, fantasy, and fiction have, for centuries, provided both an escape into alternate worlds in times of great strife, as well as an opportunity to create alternate worlds and imagine new realities. The OML gallery is free and open to the public (by appointment only) Tuesday through Friday, 10am to 4pm, and Saturday, 10am-3pm. Gallery visits are timed tickets. To book your timed ticket, please click here. Please enter the Glickman Family Library and proceed through the arcade to the Osher Map Library reference room and gallery entrance at 314 Forest Ave.
Closed June 2022 - Fort Wayne,
The Karpeles Library is the world's largest private holding of important original manuscripts & documents. Founded in 1983 by California residents David and Marsha Karpeles, the focus was to stimulate an appetite for learning. Currently, there are 16 museums, with each one occupying a preserved building. The Karpeles Map Museum, Pinqua, occupies the former Church of Christ at 3039 Piqua Avenue. The map-only museum will display maps on a three- to six-month rotation schedule. Admission is always free. For information <KMuseumFtW(at)aol.com> call 260-456-6929.
May 11, 2022 - June 2, 2022 –
An exhibition on the occasion of the 175th anniversary of the Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (OeAW) presents valuable map treasures and unique sound recordings from all parts of the world. The exhibition 7 Erdteile, 7 Weltmeere. Weltaufnahmen: Karten, Klänge, Kunst [7 continents, 7 seas. World recordings: maps, sounds, art] invites you on a journey through the seven continents and the seven historic seas from the late 15th to the late 19th century. The connections between cartography, voyages of discovery, European expansion and scientific development are illustrated with the help of selected, precious treasures from the collections of the OeAW and the phonogram archive of the OeAW as well as a work of art by Anna Artaker inspired by early globalization. Exhibition can be seen at Campus Akademie, Bäckerstraße 13.
February 18, 2022 - June 5, 2022
- Portland, Maine
"Down Иorth: The North Atlantic Triennial", a collaboration between the Portland Museum of Art, the Reykjavik Museum of Art in Iceland, and the Bildmuseet in Sweden, is a fascinating contemporary art exhibition in the Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq, that attempts to turn the idea of the North on its head. The exhibit has a distinct geographical flavor, and, to add to the exhibit, the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education curated a small companion exhibit of historic maps of the Arctic and North Atlantic regions from their collections that will be up for the duration of the show. You'll find Mapping Down Иorth on display in the elevator gallery on the first floor of the Portland Museum of Art.
February 25, 2022 – June 25, 2022 – Chicago The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, will display 19th and 20th century travel maps and guides in the exhibition Crossings / Mapping American Journeys. Whether on foot or horseback, by canal or steamboat, by train, plane, or automobile, these journeys followed common pathways. Visitors to Crossings will revisit these journeys in all their diversity, ranging from the secretive paths of those determined to escape enslavement to the pleasure cruises on the Great Lakes taken by tourists on early twentieth century coal powered boats, guided by the maps and guidebooks that enabled these journeys or bore witness to them.
Closed July 2, 2022 - Washington
Exploring the Early Americas is an exhibition featuring the 1507 Waldseemüller "World Map," the first map to use the name America; and rotating items from the Jay I. Kislak Collection, which includes rare books, manuscripts, historic documents, maps and art of the Americas. Also on display is Waldseemüller's "Carta Marina" or Navigators' Chart; and the Schöner Sammelbund, a portfolio that contained two world maps and other cartographic materials. The exhibition is in the Northwest Gallery of the Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
February 20, 2022 - July 3, 2022
- St Andrews
The British Library is loaning a beautiful hand-drawn map of 15th-century Scotland. The colourful map depicts many Scottish cities and towns and was used by John Hardyng to illustrate his historical chronicle. Treasures on Tour: John Hardyng’s Map of Scotland can be seen in Wardlaw Museum at University of St Andrews.
March 4, 2022 – August 15,
2022 – Austin, Texas
Printing the World in Premodern Europe will be a one-room show in the Stories to Tell Gallery, Harry Ransom Center, 300 West 21st Street. Displayed will be a wide range of printed works that helped early modern Europeans think about themselves in relation to a broader world. In addition to a 1648 Joan Blaeu world map, there will be a Venice recut and reprinting (~1646) of Willem Blaeu's wall map of Africa. At the earlier end, you'll be able to see a 1472 Isidore with its T-O map, the 1482 Berlinghieri Ptolemy adaptation open to its world map, and a 1540 woodcut map of Asia from Münster's Ptolemy. In addition, visitors will be able to see a ~1601 English edition of the small-format "epitome" of Ortelius's Theatrum, a set of Coronelli's enormous 1688 and '93 terrestrial and celestial globes, a standalone print of (part of) one of his terrestrial gores from his atlas version, the Libro dei globi, and some uncut gores for tiny (~3.5") 16th century terrestrial and celestial globes by Demongenet alongside globes made with facsimiles of them.
March 12, 2022 - August 27, 2022
Before the digital age, generations of explorers, governments, scientists and travelers relied on printed maps for navigation, urban planning, military strategy and more. Drawing from the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection, the exhibition The Language of Maps brings together maps from the 17th to the 21st centuries, each with its own symbolic language and story. Exhibition can be seen at George Washington University Museum, 701 21st Street, NW. Open Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
May 21, 2022 – August 29,
2022 – Liverpool
The Tudors: Passion, Power and Politics can be seen at the Walker Art Gallery on William Brown St. The exhibition presents the five Tudor monarchs, Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I, some of the most familiar figures from English history and instantly recognisable in the portraits that have preserved their likenesses for five hundred years. Some highlight loans in the exhibition are the Westminster Tournament Roll, Bacton Altar Cloth, and the Bristowe Hat. Lastly, the Armada Maps will also be on display in the exhibition, recently saved for the nation, these maps illustrate the dramatic conflict between the Spanish Armada and English fleet off the south coast of England in 1588.
January 15, 2021 - August 31,
2022 – Tromso
UiT Norway's Arctic University has acquired one of the world's most complete collections of maps of the High North. The exhibition Blikket vendes mot nord [The gaze is turned to the north] shows a selection of original maps from this collection, which are from the origins of the art of printing in the 15th century and up to the expeditions of the Dutchman Willem Barents around 1600. Exhibition can be seen in Polarmuseet, Søndre Tollbodgate 11, and is made in collaboration between the Polar Museum, the Norwegian Arctic University Museum and the University Library.
March 4, 2022 – August 2022
- Watertown, Massachusetts
The Armenian Museum of America, 65 Main Street, exhibition in the Terjenian-Thomas Gallery Merchants and Maps highlights 17 original maps from our collection that illustrate Armenian cartography from the 1600’s to the 1900’s. Half of the maps in this new exhibition were produced in Venice by the Mekhitarist Order on the Island of San Lazzaro and were donated by Paul and Vicki Bedoukian. Extensive family networks and a gift for languages allowed Armenian merchants to dominate trade to Southeast Asia for centuries, adds Curator Gary Lind-Sinanian. This trade network understood the value of detailed maps, and many of the world maps on display are in the Armenian language. Currently we are open Friday through Sunday from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm, but check website or phone (617) 926-2562 for updated hours.
April 24, 2022 - September 1,
2022 - Osage, Iowa
Are We There Yet? Let’s Check the Maps can be seen in Mitchell Co Historical Society Museum, 809 Sawyer Drive. The exhibit features almost 100 maps ranging from the mid- 1800s through much of the 20th century. The museum has been reorganized to accommodate the display of maps loaned for the exhibit, according to organizers from the Mitchell County Historical Society. The museum is open from 1-5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. There is no entry fee.
June 4, 2022 - September 11, 2022
The urge to explore and understand the world is one of the most fundamental human qualities. Nowhere do we see this more clearly than in the history of navigation. Mankind, driven by economic, political, scientific and religious factors, has explored the seas for centuries. From the Minoans in the Mediterranean to the Vikings in the north and the Polynesians with their stick charts to today's cutting-edge satellite technology, the ingenuity and courage of the sailors continues to capture the imagination. The exhibition Right through the sea. Navigating from 1500 to Today tells the story of five centuries at sea with an ever-growing knowledge of cartography, geography and astronomy. This exhibition, which covers almost 1,200 m² at at the Stem and the Mercator Museum, will guide you through time. Animations, replicas and interactive screens will immerse you in the atmosphere of shipping. Highlights of the exhibit include handwritten manuscripts and portolan maps, a partially recreated ship's bridge from a historic naval vessel, the world's oldest Sanskrit astrolabe, handcrafted curiosities from bored crew members on board, and one of the largest private collections of sextants.
September 7-21, 2022 –
The Royal Institute of Navigation's 75th Anniversary Exhibition, Waves of Navigation, is at Royal Geographical Society Pavilion, 1 Kensington Gore. Showcasing highlights from RIN's archival history, the people behind key developments and a timeline of radio navigation, Waves of Navigation also looks forward, asking timely questions about global challenges and sustainability in the 21st century.
April 5, 2022 - September 25,
2022 – Münster
The Dutch copper engraver Remigius Hogenberg produced an engraving showing the cityscape of Münster. And he gave the council on May 26, 1570 a proof of the work just completed. The only surviving print of this copper engraving, which is kept in the British Library in London, is now being returned to Münster for the exhibition Münster 1570 – Geschichte und Geschichten aus der Hauptstadt Westfalens [Münster 1570 - history and stories from the capital of Westphalia] which is being held in Stadtmuseum Münster, Salzstraße 28. In addition, the museum shows the original manuscript by Hermann Kerssenbroick, then head of the Münster Cathedral School, which has been lost for more than 400 years. He also portrayed the "capital of Westphalia" vividly: in the manuscript created between 1566 and 1573.
August 8, 2022 – September
30, 2022 – London
Lambeth Palace’s newish library building currently has an exhibition of old maps. Layers of Lambeth: A look at the collections shows how this part of London developed over the centuries. The collection ranges from the 17th to 19th century, from when all around here were fields through the arrival of the railways to modern social planning maps. The development of Lambeth Palace and its estates is also featured from woods in Camberwell to Timber yards in Waterloo. As an exhibition, it’s a good mix of documents and gives fresh insights into the area. It’s also a good excuse to visit the Archbishop of Canterbury’s new library building at 15 Lambeth Palace Road.
September 28, 2019 –
September 2022 - Windsor, Ontario
The Chimczuk Museum, 401 Riverside Drive West, has over 600 historic maps in its archival collection. These maps include original, hand-copied and mechanically-reproduced publications dating from the early 17th century to the early 21st century. Navigating Our Way – Maps of Windsor and Essex County will highlight an extensive selection of maps, many of which will be on display for the first time.
July 9, 2022 - October 1, 2022 -
Wichita Falls, Texas
With Midwestern State University marking its centennial, Tracee Robertson, director of the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU Texas, wondered what the museum could do to be part of the celebration. museum staff gathered pieces of collections from the Moffett Library and the individual colleges. The exhibition, Belong, Connect, Discover: 100 Years of MSU Texas Treasures, was created. Moffett Library has loaned maps from the Forrest D. Monahan Collection. The former MSU Texas history professor collected more than 500 railroad maps, guides, photographs, journals and books about the American railroad system.
June 15, 2022 – October 11,
2022 – Portland, Maine
The Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education is announces our summer exhibit Vacationland: Mapping Tourism in Maine. The narrative structure of Vacationland looks at tourism through the lens of travel and transportation, quite literally the mapping of tourism in Maine from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century. This exhibition invites you to think about the changing landscape interventions created by and for tourists, as well as the impact such changes had on people living in Maine year round, and upon the environment.To book your timed ticket, please click here. Please enter the Glickman Family Library and proceed through the arcade to the Osher Map Library reference room and gallery entrance at 314 Forest Ave.
September 16, 2022 - October 22,
2022 – Bucharest
From Ţepeş to Brâncuşi – 5 centuries of history and culture in the Romanian space is an exhibition of more than 350 maps, books, manuscripts and rare images about the history and culture of the Romanians. It can be seen at ARCUB - Hanul Gabroveni, Str. Lipscani no. 84-90, in one of the most original and ambitious private exhibition projects in our country. The exhibition illustrates the history, culture and "Romanity of the Romanians" throughout the last five centuries (end of the 15th century - beginning of the 20th century) in original and original forms, including a map of Dacia from the 15th century.
March 26, 2022 - October 23, 2022
- Albany, New York
The idea for this exhibition, You Are Here: Mapping Our World, originated in 2021 when the Albany Institute of History & Art received twenty historic maps from donor Rachel Lee. Lee's husband, Michael Insel (1947-2017), enjoyed collecting and displaying maps that showed the Hudson Valley, and particularly the village of Kinderhook, New York, the community where the couple maintained a weekend residence. Michael's collection of maps allowed the couple to locate their geographic place in the world across four centuries of cartographic history. Seventeen of those maps are included in this exhibition, along with maps, globes, books, and historic objects that were already part of the Institute's collection.
June 29, 2022 – October 30,
2022 - Cotuit, Massachusetts
Intricately carved designs fill most of the galleries at the Cahoon Museum of American Art, 4676 Falmouth Rd, as the major new exhibition Scrimshaw: The Whaler’s Art displays more than 250 pieces loaned from 15 private New England collections and seven museums in four states. The exhibit presents an array of carved objects both practical and decorative, including baskets, boxes, tools, fashion accessories, walking sticks and utensils. There are also rare examples of carved ornamental keepsakes depicting maps, portraits, domestic scenes and patriotic images; detailed portrayals of sailing vessels; and engravings of whaling scenes.
April 9, 2022 - November 27, 2022
- Kingston, New Jersey
Kingston: On The Map will be exhibited from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in the History Room at the D&R Canal Locktender’s House, on old Lincoln Highway off Route 27. The display uses journal entries and prints of a dozen historical maps to illustrate Kingston’s evolution, from settlement to commercial center to modern community. One map shows how Kingston moved between the colonies of east and west New Jersey. Another shows both Kingston and Princeton divided by county lines.
August 25, 2022 - December 9,
2022 - College Station, Texas
One of the only pristine historical maps of Texas now resides at Texas A&M University’s Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, 400 Spence St. Among the collection is Stephen F. Austin’s 1830 Map of Texas, a landmark piece of Texas and cartographic history as the first map of Texas to be printed in the United States by H.S. Tanner and the second map of Texas ever to be printed – the first being printed in Mexico City. This map, among others, will be on display as part of the exhibit Charting Texas – A History of the State Through Maps.
September 20, 2022 - December 20,
2022 – Macau
The Macau University of Science and Technology Library opened its Macau exhibition of ancient maps, showcasing historical records that contribute to the study of Macau history. The exhibition is divided into six parts, including Chinese maps of Macau, early Portuguese maps of Macau, Macau maps drawn in the Netherlands in the 17th century, Macau maps drawn by Western countries in the 18th century, Macau maps made before and after the Opium War, and a modern map of Macau. maps of Macau, early Portuguese maps of Macau, Macau maps drawn in the Netherlands in the 17th century, Macau maps drawn by Western countries in the 18th century, Macau maps made before and after the Opium War, and a modern map of Macau.
March 18, 2022 - December 28, 2022 – Boston The Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St.,will have a major new exhibition More or Less in Common: Environment and Justice in the Human Landscape. In this exhibition, we’ll be exploring how maps and geography provide a way of understanding how the control of nature has intertwined with struggles for justice. Some of these stories date from a period far earlier than modern environmentalism, like the 1684 deed in which white settlers officialized their taking of what is now East Boston as private property, or the 1878 map of “offensive odors” which shows how Boston began filling in estuaries in order to please the senses of elite neighborhoods like the Back Bay. We'll be working with both historical and modern maps to examine how to look at environmental protection and social justice as twin issues.
January 28, 2022 - December 31,
2022 - Nazareth, Pennsylvania
Moravian Historical Society is pleased to announce the opening of our newest exhibition Charting the Unknown: Early Moravian Maps. Through archival documents, historic maps, and objects from the collection of the Moravian Historical Society, visitors will be taken on a journey through the fertile lands of the Pennsylvanian frontier. The exhibition explores surveying techniques, the conflicts between indigenous communities and Europeans, and the Moravian contributions to surveying, early cartography, and town planning. The Moravian Historical Society’s Whitefield House museum is open daily from 1:00–4:00 p.m. and is located at 214 East Center Street.