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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. 

We also often host talks and displays of material as part of the Cambridge Science Festival, Festival of Ideas and Open Cambridge events. Please see their respective programmes for details.

Exhibitions

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.

Cambridge Seminars in the History of Cartography

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.

Other Events

Cartographic Conferences, Meetings and Lectures. List maintained on the History of Cartography site.

List of Events. Maintained by The British Cartographic Society.

'Maps and Society' Lectures, Warburg Institute, London.

Oxford Seminars in Cartography (TOSCA).

 

Image credit: extract from Maps.MS.Plans.R.c.1

Opening hours

Monday-Thursday

9:00-12:45 and 14:00-17:10 *

Friday

9:00-12:45 and 14:00-16:50 *

Saturday

Closed **

* Monday to Friday 12:45-14:00: If you wish to continue working through the lunch period we can transfer items to the Munby Rare Books Reading Room.

** Items ordered before 12.45 on Friday can be consulted in the Manuscripts Reading Room. No fetching or transferring is possible on Saturdays. Please contact the Map Room to discuss your requirements.

Contact us

Map Department 
Cambridge University Library 
West Road 
Cambridge 
CB3 9DR 

Email: maps@lib.cam.ac.uk

Telephone:
+44 (0) 1223 333041
+44 (0) 1223 333042