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From Weston House to the Weston Library: the Sheldon Tapestry Maps at the Bodleian Symposium

Weston Library, Oxford

From: Tuesday 22.10.19
at 9:00am
To: Tuesday 22.10.19
at 3:45pm
Location:

Lecture Theatre
Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford
OX1 3BG
UK

Cost:

£20 per ticket

Event type: 
Symposium
Event language: 
English
Summary: 

A one-day symposium exploring the Sheldon Tapestry Maps

Event description: 

In the past year the Sheldon Tapestry Maps of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, and Worcestershire dating from the late Tudor period have all been displayed in the Bodleian’s Weston Library; the final member of this set, Warwickshire, is on display just over 40 miles away in Warwick.

The Weston Library is hosting a one-day symposium to celebrate these stunning cartographic masterpieces, exploring their historical context in terms of mapmaking and their place in society; marvelling at conservation work; and bringing the tapestries up to date with the latest research on both their content and creation.

Join us for a day of presentations by expert speakers, and learn of the results of the most recent research and conservation work.

Booking essential.

Image: https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/our-work/conservation/research-and-collabo...