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Opening ceremony - rare Map Collection Faculty of Science, Charles University

Centennial Map Collection of the Faculty of Science (Charles University) will be re-opened not only for students but also for the public.

Dear users,


we would like to invite you to the opening  ceremony of the Map Collection Faculty of Science (Charles University).

On Thursday, March  21. 2013 at 14.00 at the Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science, Albertov 6, Praha 2 (2nd floor) will be held the opening ceremony of the Map Collection Faculty of Science (Charles University).

The largest university collection of cartographic documents in Central Europe, Map Collection of the Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, will be re-opened after two years of reconstruction. The collection includes 130 000 maps, 2 000 atlases and 90 globes. It contains original works of John Amos Comenius or Wenceslaus Hollar, rare manuscripts of third military mapping from the Vienna archives, ethnographic maps  from P. J. Šafařík, maps from the inheritance of J. Barrande and paper inflatable globe from 1831. The oldest dated map is a Vienna plan from A. Hirschvogel" (1547).

(from the press release - author Eva Novotna)

The all press release you can read here. (czech language)


Accompanying Programme to the opening ceremony (on Thursday, March  21. 2013)


Seminar -  "Historical cartography and its presentation" - overview of the contributions  .

Running a national pilot operation of Georeferencer at Stare mapy.cz

Exhibition "Map Collection after 100 years"

Opening the “Kuchař gallery of cartography”

360 ° Virtual Tour Map Collection

Presentation - reconstruction  of the Map Collection

Presentation – Map collection rarities

Exceptional exposure of two oldest restored globes



The Map collection will be open to the public:

from 26 March 2013

-          every Tuesday and Thursday from 10-12 am and 13-15 pm

-          Wednesday – open for declared school excursions


Hours of operation and conditions of lending you can find on the website of Map collection.




Published: Mar 13, 2013 12:00 PM

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