Leventhal Map & Education Center, Learning Center
Sep 29, 2023
Looking to add more maps to your life? Join us for an afternoon of close map looking! For this edition of From The Vault, we’ll take a look at objects from our collections that trace how cartography became computerized. From old-school digitizing pucks to early GIS maps, stop by to see cartographic objects that tell a story of mapmaking’s digital automation throughout the twentieth century!
Drop in any time between 2:00PM - 4:00PM.
The Leventhal Map and Education Center cares for more than a quarter million cartographic and geographic objects, including maps, atlases, charts, globes, gazetteers, ephemera, research texts, and data sets. With such an extensive collection, it is likely that many of these objects will never be included in exhibitions for public viewing. Our latest series, From The Vault, attempts to remedy that limitation. From The Vault is a biweekly, casual collections showing of objects selected by Map Center staff. These drop-in sessions do not include a formal presentation, though Map Center staff will be available to interpret objects, chat, and answer questions.