Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line

This exhibition runs from Fri, 4th Nov 2016 to Wed, 1st Mar 2017. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

  • Fri, 20th Jan 2017
  • Sat, 21st Jan 2017
  • Sun, 22nd Jan 2017
  • Mon, 23rd Jan 2017
  • Tue, 24th Jan 2017
All Day Event

Cost: Free of Charge


See how maps made the world we live in

Have you ever tried disappearing off the map? It’s harder than you think to be invisible nowadays.

That’s because 100 years of mapping technology – from the original sketch of today’s London Underground to the satellite imagery of the 1990s – has monitored and shaped the society we live in.

Two World Wars. The moon landings. The digital revolution. This exhibition of extraordinary maps looks at the important role they played during the 20th century. It sheds new light on familiar events and spans conflicts, creativity, the ocean floor and even outer space.

It includes exhibits ranging from the first map of the Hundred Acre Wood to secret spy maps, via the New York Subway. And, as technology advances further than we ever imagined possible, it questions what it really means to have your every move mapped.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Location

The British Library,

96 Euston Road, London, London, NW1 2DB

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Nearest tube and train stations to The British Library

Kings Cross St. Pancras
Piccadily
Metropolitan
Ham & City
Northern
Circle
Victoria
National Rail
Euston
Northern
Victoria
National Rail
Euston Square
Metropolitan
Ham & City
Circle