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    Join the International Map Collectors’ Society

    Membership benefits include:

    • The IMCoS Map Journal, published quarterly
    • An International Symposium held in a different country: 2024 in Malta, 2023 in Helsinki, 2022 in Sydney and in Texas; 2021 in Brussels; 2018 the Philippines and Hong Kong.
    • The Malcolm Young lecture, delivered by a world-class map expert
    • Online ‘Show & Tell’ Collectors’ evenings
    • Annual trip to a significant map collection


    Membership Subscription fees:

    Standard one year membership £60 – Premium three year membership £165  – Annual Junior (under 30 or receiving full-time education) £30 (50% of the annual rate).


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    IMCoS Map Journal

    The IMCoS Map Journal is a 64-page quarterly publication. It includes a wide range articles on the history of cartography addressing Western, Asian and Arabic mapping practices; its scope is designed to interest our worldwide membership. The journal also covers the activities of the Society, wherever they take place in the world, news from the mapping community around the world, book reviews and letters to the editor.