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's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Organisation: Brussels Maps Circle
Change of date! The excursion will take place on 2 March
For its next Excursion, our Circle proposes to go to 's-Hertogenbosch to visit the Mapping Modernity exhibition at Design Museum Den Bosch.
Mapping Modernity is an exhibition that tells the story of our world in 250 maps. The history of modernity is one of control: over nature, populations and trade flows. Human beings placed themselves at the centre of the universe and used maps in an attempt to dominate a complex, elusive reality. Every map offers a glimpse into the mindset of those who commissioned it and the ways in which they sought to mould the world to suit them.
Mapping Modernity is the crowning achievement of the passionate collectors John Steegh and Harrie Teunissen, our member. Over the past 40 years, they have collected over 19,000 maps and 2,500 atlases between them. Every inch of space in their home in Dordrecht is covered with maps. In 2021, they donated their collection to Leiden University. For this exhibition, they worked with Design Museum Den Bosch to select 250 maps that tell the story of our modern world. A world in which human beings placed themselves at the centre and believed that they could assert their control over everything.
Harrie Teunissen will guide us through the exhibition. After the visit, opportunity to eat at the museum brasserie (to be confirmed).
Registration
If you wish to register please email to Marie-Anne Dage, Brussels Map Circle Secretary, marie.anne.dage@gmail.com.
Participation fee
EUR 13.50. Fees are to be prepaid on our bank account before the excursion date: IBAN BE52 0682 4754 2209 | BIC: GKCCBEBB
For practical details (communications, parking), see the exhibition web site.
Time schedule: 11.15
Entry fee: EUR 13.50


Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: The Brussels Map Circle
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) opens only for Brussels Map Circle active members. All members are encouraged to become Active Member by applying to the President at least three weeks before the meeting.
A personal invitation to this AGM with the agenda and the possibility of proxy vote will be sent out to all Active Members by separate mail at least two weeks before the meeting.
Venue: Map Room / Cartes et Plans / Kaarten en Plannen, KBR (Royal Library of Belgium), Mont des Arts /Kunstberg, 1000 Brussels
E-mail: president@bimcc.org
Time schedule: 10.00 - 12.00


Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: The Brussels Map Circle
The MAPAF will be organised in close cooperation with the Maps and Plans Department of the Royal Library of Belgium who will show some very interesting items from their collection. On the other hand, every participant is invited to bring along a map, object, book or anything else of cartographic interest from his own collection to be presented and discussed by the present fellow members. Always an excellent occasion to learn more in a convivial atmosphere. If you have the intention to show an item, please let it know to Henri Godts at henri@arenbergauctions.com
Practical:
  • Public transport: Central Station and metro station Central Station / Centraal Station / Gare Centrale.
  • Public parking: Interparking Albertine-Square.
  • No entrance fee for Members.
  • Entrance fee for non-Members: EUR 5.00.
  • Fees are to be prepaid on our bank account before the MAPAF: IBAN BE52 0682 4754 2209 BIC: GKCCBEBB.
  • No cash payments during the event please.
Venue: Map Room / Cartes et Plans / Kaarten en Plannen, KBR (Royal Library of Belgium), Mont des Arts /Kunstberg, 1000 Brussels
E-mail: mapaf@bimcc.org
Time schedule: 14.00-16.00