There are a number of exhibitions organized in connection with the ICHC 2013 conference:

ICHC 2013 Exhibition: The Emerging World – Map Treasures from A.E. Nordenskiöld  at the National Museum of Finland 

Lafreri, Antonio Carta Marina, Roma 1572

Reception for the Conference participants on Sunday 30th June, 2013 18:00. The exhibition is open to public between April 25th to October 27th 2013.

The collection of explorer A. E. Nordenskiöld is one of the most extensive collections of early maps in the world.  Nordenskiöld made ten expeditions to the Arctic Ocean, Spitsbergen and Greenland, and he was the first who sailed the Northeast passage between 1878 and 1879 with one ship. He collected and studied early maps and became a pioneer in the study of historical cartography.

Through the maps the exhibition vividly depicts the development of European geographical knowledge starting from the classical era and shows how the Age of Discovery increased people’s knowledge of the world. Nordenskiöld was born in Finland where he also studied and began his scholarly career before gaining international fame as an explorer. The exhibition also depicts the many turns in his life and career.

The exhibition has been organized in collaboration between The National Library of Finland, The National Museum of Finland, The John Nurminen Foundation and The Museum of Technology.

Link to the exhibition page.
A publication “The Emerging World – Map Treasures from the A.E. Nordenskiöld Collection is available from online bookshop. Texts are in Finnish,Swedish and English.

Book will be available also during the conference.

ICHC 2013 Exhibition: From Observations into a Map. History of Mapping and Land Surveying in Finland at The National Archives of Finland

Topographic Map Helsinki "Senate Map Series" 1886

Topographic Map Helsinki “Senate Map Series” 1886

Reception for the Conference participants on Tuesday 2nd July, 2013 17:30

The National Archives and the National Land Survey are organizing together an exhibition that opens on the 2ndof July 2013.

The exhibition illustrates mapping and land surveying in Finland from the 16thcentury to present times through various maps and objects. The exhibition presents for example first land register maps of Finland and an extensive national project – basic mapping in scale 1:20 000, which was launched after the wars. A range of past and present instruments visualize the development of cadastral surveys. The exhibition includes instruments used in geographical surveys as well as some astronomical instruments.

The exhibition focuses on the conference themes Earth (Urban mapping, Land surveying and land survey maps) and Water (Mapping of inland waters).

ICHC 2013 Exhibition at John Nurminen Foundation: Treasures from the John Nurminen Foundation Collection

Captain’s saloon of steam ship Inkeri Nurminen from 1892

Reception for the Conference participants on Thursday 4th July, 2013 19:00

The exhibition is open to Conference participants during Monday 1st June to Friday 5th June 2013.

The John Nurminen Foundation maintains the cultural heritage and traditions of Finnish seafaring and maritime history. The Foundation has two key areas of operation: cultural activities focusing on maritime history, and the environmental work in its Clean Baltic Sea Projects. The cultural operations of the Foundation emphasise the history of seafaring, exploration and cartography. This is supported by the Foundation’s collection of maritime art, antique maps and maritime antiques.

The exhibition shows the treasures of the John Nurminen Foundation’s map collection: world maps, sea charts of the Baltic Sea and maps of Scandinavia.  The collection of maritime paintings, navigational istruments and ship models are on display too. The jewel of antique collection -captain’s saloon of steam ship Inkeri Nurminen from 1892 – is also open to the visitors.

ICHC 2013 Exhibition Helsinki on Maps at the Info and Exhibition Hall Laituri

Helsinki Geographical Map 1763

Helsinki Geographical Map 1763

This exhibition illustrates history of town mapping in Helsinki. It is based on 2009 publication Helsinki- Historic Town Atlas.  It is open from 2nd July 10-18 daily except Saturdays 12-16, closed Sundays and Mondays. Exhibition is open until 24th August. Publication  Helsinki – Historic Town Atlas (2009) is available at the exhibition. Price 50 euro. Free admission 


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