Reconciliation Day Public Holiday

All National Library reading rooms will be closed on Reconciliation Day, Monday 28 May.  Regular reading room hours will resume on Tuesday 29 May. See our holiday opening hours for more information.

A Brief History of Cartography

A Brief History of Cartography

Image of Peter Barber
8 November 2013, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Foyer, Theatre, Ground floor

$10 (Includes refreshments)

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Mapping is innate to mankind – but over the millennia it has taken many different forms and served a galaxy of different purposes.  Sometimes measurement was important – but often not.  Maps frequently say more about mentalities and the metaphysical than about mere physical realities.  Join Peter Barber the British Library’s Head of Maps to challenge your cosy assumptions about maps and their history.

PLEASE NOTE: Admission to the Mapping Our World: Terra Incognita to Australia exhibition is not included in this event booking.

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