IMCoS Events 2011
Tuesday 8th March 2011
Our regular Collectors´ Evening held at The Farmers´Club, 3 Whitehall Court, London SW1Q 2E1. Open to members and non-members alike it is a chance to bring along an item to show to fellow collectors or even to bring an item where you would like to find out more. The Chairman was Francis Herbert. There was be a small charge for refreshments.
AGM and Annual Dinner
Friday 10th June 2011
The annual dinner was held at the East India Club, 16 St James´ Square, London.
The Dinner was preceeded by the Malcolm Young lecture. Our lecturer was Stanislas De Peuter, judge at the Court of First Instance in Louvain, The Netherlands.
The title of his lecture was “Novus Atlas Sinensis" and the work of the Jesuit Martino Martini.
The IMCoS Helen Wallis Award for 2011 was also presented.
Dr Albert Ganado, the Helen Wallis Award winner 2011 talking to Valerie Newby, who won the first R V Tooley award in 1983.
Saturday 11th June 2011
The IMCoS AGM was held at the Royal Geographical Society, Kensington Gore, London.
The London Map Fair
is one of the largest and most important of its kind and took place in 2011 once again at the Royal Geographical Society on Sat June 11 12.00-19.00 and Sun June 12 10.00-17.00
International Symposium - Valletta, Malta
A slightly shortened symposium took place 23rd - 26th September 2011
In September 2011 we visited Malta. We joined members of the Malta Map Society for a mini-symposium due to cancellation of our planned event in Japan. This short symposium included a visit to the Bibliothèque Nationale in Valletta, viewing of old frescoes depicting the Great Siege of Malta in 1565 and a visit to the map collection of Dr Ganado in the Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta. We also viewed the oil paintings of Zabhar which the Knights of the Order of St John left behind of their famous battles (which include maps and plans) and visited St John's Cathedral. Although an alternative event we must heartily congratulate all those contributed to make this event a very worthy symposium in its own right.
And IMCoS once again supported the lecture series
'MAPS AND SOCIETY'
The Warburg Institute TWENTIETH Series: 2010-2011