For the first time in 250 years the â€˜Holland Mapâ€™, Samuel Hollandâ€™s map of Prince Edward Island, was to make its journey back to where it was first created. It features centre stage at the exhibition â€˜Imperial Designs: Samuel Holland’s 1765 Map and the Making of Prince Edward Islandâ€™ at The Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown.
After a lengthy conservation treatment Juergen Vervoorst, Head of Conservation, and I accompanied the map on its massive journey across the Atlantic – I’ll be talking about this onÂ Thursday 3 September 2015 at The National Archives.
26 June 2015
09:00 The van from the museum transport company has arrived, but the crate looks wrong! Brought into the conservation studio and placed next to the roll, it’s confirmed: it is way too long for the short side of the map, maybe still too short for the long side, and too shallow. How can it be so wrong? Will it get on the plane? Starting to feel panicked, thereâ€™s no time to build a new crate before Monday! Continue reading »