Mapping at the Great North Museum: Hancock

Thursday 26th July

 

We'd like to thank everyone that came along and made some maps at the Mapping the North workshop. Here's some of the photos and maps from the day. You can see all the maps here.

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Where's your treasure?

Over the last few months the education team at GNM: Hancock have been working with primary school children to map the treasures of their local areas. At the mapping day there was an opportunity to bury treasures on a map of Newcastle and Gateshead.

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Massive Map!

We had a floor map that people could walk and crawl on. Visitors added annotations and stick things on it to indicate where they were from and what they loved about the North.

It got a lot of footprints on it, but a grubby map is a well used map!

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Personal Maps

We asked visitors to draw their norths. Like cartographers throughout history they started with a blank page and exercised their power over the world and drew what was important and left out the insignificant.

See them all here.

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 Visitors collecting their 'Cartographer Extraordinaire' certificates not he way out.

Visitors collecting their 'Cartographer Extraordinaire' certificates not he way out.