Wednesday, 16 May 2012

From 18 May: LT Museum: "Mind the Map: Inspiring art, design and cartography"

Link to LT Museum

"18 May - 28 October 2012

"A new exhibition about the inspiration, history and creativity behind London transport maps opens on Friday 18 May 2012. 'Mind the Map: inspiring art, design and cartography' will draw on the Museum’s outstanding map collection to explore the themes of journeys, identity and publicity. The exhibition will be the largest of its kind, and will include previously unseen historic material and exciting new artworks by leading artists, including Simon Patterson, Stephen Walter, Susan Stockwell, Jeremy Wood, Claire Brewster, and Agnes Poitevin-Navarre.

"The displays will explore geographical, diagrammatic and decorative transport maps, as well as the influence of the iconic London Tube map on cartography, art and the public imagination. The Underground, London Transport, and its successor Transport for London, have produced outstanding maps for over 100 years. These have not only shaped the city, they have inspired the world.

"Looking in particular at the relationship between identity and place, Mind the Map will explore the impact maps have had on our understanding of London, and how they influence the way we navigate and engage with our surroundings. Mind the Map will be accompanied by an extensive public events programme, and a book to be published by Lund Humphries - 'London Underground Maps: Inspiring Art, Design and Cartography'." 

Open Evening - Museums at Night 2012

"The open evening of Mind the Map coincides with 'Museums at Night 2012', so explore the museum after hours with a glass of wine, and release your inner geek by taking part in a workshop led by artist Claire Brewster, or listening in on a reading from author Craig Taylor.

"You can take a guided tour of the exhibition, while DJ Bob Stanley of Saint Etienne spins the decks for the night and watch while our Resident cartographer Emily Wilkinson maps the whole evening."

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