Details of exhibitions featuring material from the Map Department's collections as well talks and seminars on the subject of cartography can be found below.
Milstein Exhibition Centre
The Library has a programme of public exhibitions that can be seen in the Milstein Exhibition Centre. These often feature items from the Map collections. Early in 2015, for example, the Waterloo exhibition - ‘A Damned Serious Business’ : Waterloo 1815, the battle and its books - featured several maps, some of which can be viewed at here. Infomation on the current exhibition can be found here.
North Front Corridor
In addition, each year the Map Department curates a number of smaller exhibitions based on its collections. These can be seen in the cases near the Map Room in the North Front Corridor and, unfortunately, are generally accessible only to holders of Library reader's cards. Further information can be found here.
Seminars and Talks
Once a term Emmanuel College hosts a seminar about the History of Cartography. For the latest programme and information on previous talks please click on the link below.
For a complete list of Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography since 2006 click here
In 2007 Sarah Tyacke delivered three lectures for the Sandars Lectures programme titled: Conversations with maps: world views in early modern Europe. The lectures, delivered at Cambridge University Library on 5-8 March 2007, are now available online as PDF files here.
Image credit: extract from Maps.MS.Plans.R.c.1