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Museum Talk: Maps, Navigating and Manipulating

Thursday 5 October 2023
Museum Talks at the Leiden Department of Art History
Academy building (Telders auditory), livestream available on this page

Maps, Navigating and Manipulating

Are maps objective or do they convey hidden messages that you would miss at first glance? A map is always a simplification of reality. Mapmakers reduce, distort and select. This allows the reader to be guided literally and figuratively. Leiden University Libraries (UBL) and the Museum Volkenkunde jointly created the exhibition ‘Maps: navigating and manipulating’. The exhibition shows maps from all over the world, in combination with works by contemporary artists. The exhibition in the Museum Volkenkunde can be viewed from 21 October 2022 to 29 October 2023.


The livestream for this event will be made available on this page on October 5th from 17:00 onward.

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