• News
    A new listing of books from the IMCoS Library that are available for members to purchase is now....
    Malta is the destination for the 2024 IMCoS International Symposium.  It will be held in Valletta,....
    Renown map collector and philanthropist Dr Harold L. Osher died in Portland, Maine on 23 December....
    Portland, Maine International Symposium 11-14 September 2025 Early notification:The Osher Map....
    Paris & Salamanca Call for Papers, October 2023 1.Traveling objects:The material culture....
    London Map Fair  10-11 June 2023. London remains the capital of the art world, and the Summer....

    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

     

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    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).

    Events

    Show and Tell 27th February 2024, 6pm (UK time) via Zoom

    27 February 2024
    On Tuesday, February 27th the Society will be having our 2024 'Show & Tell' online event on....
    Collecting

    This section of the website is dedicated to our collective knowledge about how best to go about collecting, buying, storing and caring for your maps.

    Journal

    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.