Mapping Our World: Events
Jan Jansson (1588-1664) Wind Map in Atlantis Majoris, National Library of Australia
Sunday 10 November
10am - 4pm, free.
A day of talks and panel discussions with national and international experts about the maps on display.
Thursday 21 November
Contemporary Environmental Mapping
Mapping experts from Esri Australia, the Bureau of Meteorology and the University of New England discuss innovations in contemporary cartography.
Tuesday 26 November
Tony Wheeler in Conversation
Tony Wheeler, co-founder of the Lonely Planet guidebooks, and Alex Sloan, 666 ABC, discuss travel, discovery, writing and archaeology. Includes refreshments.
Abraham Ortelius (1527–1598) State Library of New South Wales
Thursday 16 January
Justine Van Mourik discusses the rise and fall of the world's first multinational corporation, the United East India Company. Katherine Barnes discusses 'marvelous monsters' - representations of mythical creatures in a selection of medieval and Renaissance maps.
Thursday 23 January
Ray Norris and Bill Harney discuss how Indigenous people use sacred stories and other navigational tools to cross country.
Thursday 30 January
Women at sea
Author Marele Day, Marie-Louise Ayres and Fiona Hooton explore the lives of three women: Rose de Freycinet, Elizabeth Cook and Louis Girardin.
Psalter world map, c.1265, British Library, London
Thursday 6 February
The Blaeu Map & Globe
Expert panellists discuss the first large-scale map of New Holland by Joan Blaeu, a master cartographer for the United East India Company in the mid-1660s.
Thursday 13 February
Film: Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
(2003, 138 minutes, rated M). Stars Russell Crowe.
Saturday 15 February
Family Fun Day
A playful program of short talks, children's games, activities and performances.
February 2014 continued
Hendrick Doncker (1626-1699) De zee-atlas ofte water-waereld, National Library of Australia
Tuesday 18 February
The 1814 Flinders Map bicentenary
Mariners, academics, authors and curators explore the life of the Matthew Flinders and the significance of the Flinders Map. Supported by the Poynton-Baker Trust Fund and Australia on the Map.
Thursday 20 February
Here begins the dark sea
Nat Williams, James and Bettison Treasures Curator, discussed the production and history of the map of the world created circa 1390-1459 by monk Fra Mauro.
Tuesday 25 February
Contemporary Social Mapping
Mapping experts from Esri Australia, Geoscience Australia and the Australian Bureau of Statistics discuss changes and innovations in contemporary cartography.
Thursday 27 February
Dr Martin Woods, Curator of Maps, reveals the map that made the Pacific an ocean. Dr Susannah Helman, Assistant Exhibitions Curator, discusses the history of mapping from medieval monastries to Georgian London.
Fra Mauro (c.1390–1459) Map of the world 1448-1453, Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, Venice
Thursday 6 March
Join Piero Falchetta, Head of Ancient Maps, Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana and avid antique map collector Professor Robert Clancy as they discuss the importance of the Fra Mauro and the way in which maps are about people as much as place.