Special IMCoS visit to the latest British Library map exhibition

24 November 2016

Members of IMCoS are invited to a special viewing of The British Library’s new exhibition ‘Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line’. Our guide will be Lead Curator of Maps at the BL, Tom Harper, who will point out the most significant maps and be on hand to answer questions.

The exhibition will evaluate the turbulent century through the eyes of hundreds of maps produced during the period. Taking examples from the Library’s unparalleled collections, including the formerly secret map archive of the British Ministry of Defence, the exhibition will provide contemporary insights into some of the major political, military and social events, as well as less familiar and unusual aspects of the period.

This visit is free of charge but donations to the BL will always be welcomed. Numbers are limited so please book early.

We will meet in the lobby just inside the front entrance to the British Library at 2.15pm. If you would like to come please contact the Vice Chairman, Valerie Newby by email at valerie.newby@btopenworld.com or telephone 01296 670001

The first of the IMCoS sponsored Maps and Society lectures takes place later on the same afternoon. Members can then go on to the Maps and Society lecture by Dr Dorian Gerhold (Independent Scholar) ‘Plotting London’s Buildings c.1450–1720’. This will be held in the Woburn Room, Senate House, Malet Street (towards the southern end) at 5.30pm.