IMCoS is a Society of people of all ages who love antique and vintage maps.  We are a group of collectors, dealers, librarians, academics and just plain enthusiasts who share their common interest through meeting each other and exchanging information through a quarterly Journal.  We live in many different countries and the society has organised events in all five continents through its network of international representatives.

The Society supports the study of cartographic history by contributing to lecture programmes and research projects.  IMCoS has its share of experts but the great majority of us belong because we like maps, want to learn more about them and enjoy talking to enthusiasts with a similar interest.

Council and Committee

The IMCoS structure is based on a President, Council (an advisory body of leading international cartographers and map historians) and a London-based Executive Committee responsible for planning and day-to-day running.

The Society’s Constitution shows in full the formal governance of the Society. Our Chairman, Hans Kok is based in the Netherlands but attends the meetings of the Executive Committee in London; please note email is the main form of communication between the Committee members. The Journal editor is Ljiljana Ortolja-Baird.

Despite being UK based, wherever you are in the world there’s likely to be an IMCoS representative close by. We have a National Representative in many countries. We’re essentially a friendly, informal and non-commercial group linked through the IMCoS international network. This means there’s bound to be someone who can offer help and advice on any specialist aspect of maps, whatever your particular interest, or simply on map collecting in general. Some of us have been collectors for over forty years (including some celebrated scholars,) while others have only recently become interested.

President

Peter Barber, OBE

Advisory Council
Roger Baskes

Chicago

Catherine Delano Smith

London

Sra Montserrat Galera

Barcelona

Robert Karrow

Chicago

Elri Liebenberg

Pretoria

Juha Nurminen

Helsinki

Hélène Richard

Paris

W A R Richardson

Adelaide

Günter Schilder

Amsterdam

Executive Committee
Chairman

Hans D.A. Kok, HEKHolland@gmail.com

Tel +31(0) 252 415227

Vice Chairman

Valerie Newby, valerie.newby@btinternet.com

Tel +44 (0) 1296 670 001

Treasurer

Jeremy Edwards, jcerooksmead26@talktalk.net

Tel +44 (0) 1932 787 390

General Secretary

David Dare, david.dare1@btopenworld.com

Tel +44 (0) 1483 764942

Journal Editor

Ljiljana Ortolja-Baird, Ljiljana.editor@gmail.com

Tel +44 (0) 1799 540 765

Financial & Membership Administration

Peter Walker, 10 Beck Road, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 4EH, England, financialsecretariat@imcos.org

Committee Member

Diana Webster, dcfw42@googlemail.com

Advertising Manager

Jenny Harvey, jeh@harvey27.demon.co.uk

Tel +44 (0) 208 789 7358

Appointed Officers
National Representatives Co-ordinator

Robert Clancy, clancy67@bigpond.net.au

Photographer

David Webb

Web Coordinators

Peter Walker, financialsecretariat@imcos.org

Ljiljana Ortolja-Baird, Ljiljana.editor@gmail.com

Jenny Harvey, jeh@harvey27.demon.co.uk

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