Map Curators’ Group (MCG)

The Map Curators' Group (MCG) is for librarians, curators, archivists, map historians and map collectors - anyone interested or involved in looking after map collections. A newsletter, Cartographiti, is issued up to 3 times a year; an annual workshop and occasional training days are also arranged.

If you are a member of the British Cartographic Society you can ask to also be a member of MCG. However, you do not need to be a member of the British Cartographic Society to join the group and you do not need to be a member of MCG to take part in activities. If you wish, you can become a member of MCG by subscribing to our newsletter Cartographiti


2017 Annual Workshop:

"Unfolding the map: presenting your map collection to new audiences"

The Map Curators’ Group (MCG) of the British Cartographic Society will hold its Annual Workshop in County Durham on Tuesday 5 September 2017, followed by a visit to Durham County Record Office on the morning of Wednesday 6 September.

VENUE: The venue is Redworth Hall Hotel (DL5 6NL)  and the Workshop is part of the pre-conference programme of the British Cartographic Society - Society of Cartographers joint conference.

PROGRAMME: MCG Workshop Programme (Please note that the MCG Business Meeting starts at 15.45 rather than at the time listed on the BCS-SoC Conference Flyer)

REGISTRATION: Registration (plus programme for the BCS-SoC conference). You can register and pay online, or there is a form that can be downloaded at Note that VAT is added to the quoted prices and that early bird discounts of up to 10% are available until the 1st of August 2017

TRANSPORT: Redworth Hall Hotel informed MCG organisers that "the nearest main train station is Darlington, which takes approximately fifteen minutes by car. The taxi usually costs around £15 - £20.00 each way. Alternatively, we do have a bus service that you can get from Darlington town centre, service 1 to Main Road Redworth." The bus seems to be run by Arriva. Looking at the map the train stations at Heighington and Newton Aycliffe seem to be pretty close to Redworth Hall though both are small and neither has a taxi rank (and looking at Google Maps Street View there seems to be a distinct lack of pavement along the route between Heighington and Redworth Hall!). More information will be posted here if it becomes available.



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