The British Library’s Voyage into Maps Workshop
What is a map? What are they for, and what do they help us do? How can we use them to help us learn about history? What are the choices cartographers make, and why?
The British Library’s collection of maps and views is the world’s second largest, numbering some 4.5 million maps, with a chronological spread of over 2,000 years.
In this creative and exploratory workshop, students will look at a selection of maps from around the globe and across time. They will explore unique maps on display in the Treasures of the British Library gallery as well as digitised sources in their Learning Centre. Groups will think critically about the many uses and styles of maps as well as consider the kinds of maps they would like to create and why.
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