‘Mind the Map’ – exhibition @ London Transport Museum

May 17, 2012toJune 30, 2012
July 1, 2012toAugust 31, 2012
Mind the Map: Inspiring art, design and cartography
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.
London Transport Museum
Covent Garden Piazza
London, WC2E 7BB
http://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/

Mind the MapMind the Map is a new exhibition about the inspiration, history and creativity behind London transport maps.

The Underground, London Transport, and its successor Transport for London, have produced outstanding maps for over 100 years. These have not only helped shaped London, but have also inspired the world.  Now, Mind the Map draws on the London Transport Museum’s outstanding map collection to explore the themes of journeys, identity and publicity.

This is your opportunity to 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.

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.

Dates
18 May – 28 October 2012

London Transport Museum
Covent Garden Piazza
London
WC2E 7BB

www.ltmuseum.co.uk