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Rasmuson Library to Host International Map Symposium

imcos-web-ad-2013-08-09-B-1.jpgUAF Rasmuson Library will host the 32nd International Map Collectors’ Society symposium, Sept. 9 and 10, 2013.

The event is open to the public and registration is required. The symposium brings together map collectors from all over the globe, and will feature presentations by experts from Fairbanks, Juneau and the Lower 48. On Monday, Sept. 9, Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell will be the keynote speaker, with "Mapping the Arctic in a Changing World." Speakers will also focus on the maps of Captain Cook; looking into the future of map preservation and collection; Bradford Washburn’s maps of Everest and Denali; and others. Registrants will get a “behind the scenes” look at rare maps from the UAF Rasmuson Library Alaska and Polar Regions Collections & Archives, including some that date from the seventeenth century.

For a schedule of events, or to register, see www.uaf.edu/imcos2013

This page was last modified on August 21, 2013