Exhibition Review-Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line

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Official website

Location: The British Library

Students ticket: £5

★Layout: The flow was not smooth. Sometimes audiences need to wait for a while or come back again to see an exhibit since the texts on the wall were too small. The places where the texts were printed sometimes confused me since they put texts for exhibits on left and right side together. However the space is comfortable, wide enough and has a space for audience to rest.

★Exhibits: As a history lover and map collector, I enjoyed this exhibition. Although the flow was not that ideal, I still spent much time on each map.

There are 5 sections: Mapping a New World, Mapping War, Mapping Peace?, Mapping the market, Mapping Movement.

In the first section, it shows how technology changes and affects how we create maps. My favorite part might be ‘Mapping War’ and ‘Mapping Peace?’ sections. As I wrote in my last blog,  arts (or any kind of human works) were developed from physical pieces to abstract works. We can see how the borders changes in Europe.

Extended reading (Here’s some articles that I read before and found it interesting)

40 Maps They Didn’t Teach You In School

 38 Maps They Didn’t Teach You At School (Part II)

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Exhibition Review-Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line

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