Museo Andino presents a new exhibition: “Maps With History”22 de March de 2023
Part of the collection of old maps of Chile and America will be shown in an exposition that begins on April 1st .
The Museo Andino* of the Claro Vial Foundation, located inside Viña Santa Rita, Maipo Valley, will have a new exhibition of a representative collection of archeology and anthropology of Chile, by the historian Rodrigo Moreno. He is a specialist in cartography and professor at the Faculty of Liberal Arts of the Adolfo Ibáñez University, who in addition to presenting, was the curator of the exhibition Maps with History: America in Colonial Times. The exhibition will display part of the collection of old maps of Chile and America in a show that will open on April 1st.
The exhibition shows new readings for the maps made between the 16th and 18th centuries. Maps with History proposes a reflection on four different points of view. The first shows the geographical perspective that began to be explored in the second half of the 16th century, where greater certainties or geographical discoveries were developed and continued to coexist with imaginative and fantastic cartography. In the case of the second one, it deals with an image and reality of the Chilean territory from its first known map dating from 1575. The next one delves into the relevance of three famous names for universal geography, such as the Strait of Magellan, Patagonia and the Pacific Sea. Finally, you will be able to observe the significance of maps as a strategy of power, beyond their scientific relevance.
This set of old maps of Chile and America was incorporated by Mr. Ricardo Claro among the founding collections of the Museo Andino in 2006, projected as a living heritage of the country and the continent, which is relevant to deepen their culture and identity.
The initiative is the result of an agreement between the Museo Andino and the Adolfo Ibáñez University, which will benefit professors, students and post-graduates of the university. In addition, it incorporates the dissemination, research and conservation of the museum’s collections.
*Museo Andino, free of charge and subject to the law of donations.
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