Thursday, July 19, 2007

Find your way to map display - Chicago Sun-Times

MUSEUM | 130 -- from Middle-earth to space -- to be featured

April 20, 2007

More than 25 Chicago area cultural institutions are joining together to present a "Festival of Maps,'' beginning in November.

The Field Museum, with the Newberry Library, will present about 130 maps, including a 3,500-year-old clay tablet of a city that is now in Iraq, the map Charles Lindbergh carried with him on the first nonstop solo flight from New York to Paris in 1927, and drawings by author J.R.R. Tolkein of the Middle-earth setting of Lord of the Rings.

Others include sky maps at the Adler Planetarium, GPS images used to track African and South American wildlife presented by the Lincoln Park Zoo, and plant explorer guides at the Chicago Botanic Gardens.

Andrew Herrmann

1 comment:

Festival of Maps said...

have you been to yet?