This talk considers a curator's journey from literature to art history to the cartographic history of East Asia. Discover the MacLean Collection, a private Asian art museum and separate map library, located just north of Chicago. Currently on display in "Mapping the World: Perspectives from Asian Cartography" at the National Library, Singapore are a number of East Asian maps from the MacLean Collection. Join curator Dr Richard Pegg as he examines these maps, unpacks their meanings and explores their cartographic implications.
Mon, 14 Feb 2022
7 pm – 8 pm
Register now via https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/dr-richard-pegg-national-library-prominent-speaker-series-tickets-227510669537
About the Speaker
Dr Richard A. Pegg is currently Director and Curator of Asian Art for the MacLean Collection, an Asian art museum and separate map library located north of Chicago, U.S. Dr Pegg has a BA and MA in East Asian Literature from The George Washington University and a PhD in East Asian Art History from Columbia University. He has written and lectured widely on the visual, literary, cartographic and martial arts traditions of East Asia.
About NL Prominent Speaker Series
The National Library regularly invites renowned speakers from the arts, heritage, technology and social science sectors to share and exchange their ideas with the wider community.
About the Exhibition
Showcasing rare historical maps, "Mapping the World: Perspectives from Asian Cartography" brings together different mapping traditions and worldviews, political and cultural spheres of influence, and the exchange of cartographic knowledge between civilisations across the world. Register for all related programmes via https://www.eventbrite.sg/cc/mapping-the-world-20359
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