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International Map Collectors Society Symposium 2018

The 36th IMCoS Symposium Hong Kong

October 19-20, 2018

The Hong Kong Symposium was co-hosted by Hong Kong Maritime Museum and the Library. Themed “Cultural Encounters in Maps of China”, the 2-day program consisted of talks in Hong Kong Maritime Museum on October 19th; and a visit to the HKUST Library on October 20th.

On Day 1, talks were given by distinguished academics and prominent collectors from Hong Kong and overseas, including Dr. Lin Jeng-yi from the National Palace Museum in Taipei, Dr. Mario Cams from the University of Macau, and Dr. Gordian Gaeta from Dubai. On Day 2, the attendees visited the Library’s Special Collections.

The Hong Kong Symposium was held as an extension of the Society’s Manila program on October 14-17. It was supported by Jonathan Wattis, IMCoS Representative for Hong Kong and Director, Wattis Fine Art.

Program at HKUST

9:30 am Bus tour from Hong Kong Maritime Museum to HKUST
10:15 – 10:45 am Presentation by Dr. Marco Caboara: the past, present and future of HKUST map collection (E-Learning Classroom)
10:45 – 11:00 am Tea
11:00 – 12:00 noon Inspection of Maps (Multi-function Room)
12:00 – 12:45 pm Lunch
12:45 – 1:15 pm HKUST Campus tour


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last modified 25 January 2019