February 2014

Hendrick Doncker (1626-1699) De zee-atlas ofte water-waereld, National Library of Australia

Tuesday 25 February

Contemporary Social Mapping

2pm, free.

Mapping experts from Esri Australia, Geoscience Australia and the Australian Bureau of Statistics discuss changes and innovations in contemporary cartography.

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Thursday 27 February

Curator Talks

6pm, $10.

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.

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March 2014

Fra Mauro (c.1390–1459) Map of the world  1448-1453, Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, Venice

Enlighten festival

Lost during Enlighten? See stunning projections on the Library’s exterior and enjoy a festival of events over four nights. Set your Sat Nav to the Library’s Castaway Lounge and relax with music, and drinks and snacks from the bar. There is also a range of exciting children’s activities on offer between 6 and 9 pm, including board games, badge making, paper craft globe making, and more.

Fridays & Saturdays 28 February, 1, 7 & 8 March, 6−11 pm

Bookings essential

Petrus Plancius (1552-1622), Orbis Terrarum Typus de Integro Multis in Locis Emendatus, 1594, Kerry Stokes Collection

Or call (02) 6262 1271 (Mon-Fri 9am-12pm)