Project Cultural Heritage Decree 2011 - Mercator Digital Phase 1

01 February 2011 → 31 December 2012
Regional and community funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Applied mathematics in specific fields
    • Geophysics
    • Physical geography and environmental geoscience
    • Other earth sciences
    • Aquatic sciences, challenges and pollution
  • Engineering and technology
    • Geomatic engineering
cartographic work Mercator
Project description

In 1994, the date of death of Gerardus Mercator, the four hundredth anniversary was commemorated including the redesign of the Mercator Museum. Especially with the treasury: unique atlases globes E 2 forms the centerpiece of this realization. Meanwhile, we are two decades on and we live in a society where digital and multimedia elements have penetrated the everyday environment. Mercator to re-bring the attention of a wider audience planned a didactic exhibition about popularizing Mercator cartographic work, but cast in a digital context. In other words, by presenting the digitally historical heritage in a very recognizable (and at times intriguing) context cast today.