Washington DC 2017 – Technical Tours

As part of the Workshop programme, participants are given the possibility to register for two technical tours. Because of the limited capacity of the map vaults that will be visited, places on both tours will be awarded strictly in the order of receipt of registrations on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tour of the Map Vault of the Geography & Map Division of the Library of Congress (Madison Building)
Thursday 29 June at 13:00 – 14:45
Maximum capacity: 20 persons

The map vault is situated in the same building as the workshop venue, you just need to take the lift down to the basement. Registered participants are expected to be at the guard desk inside the entrance of the Geography & Map Division Room at 13:00 sharp. Please arrive a bit earlier to sign in and to store coats, bags etc. in the lockers (only a limited number available); you cannot take such items with you into the reading room or the vaults.

Map basement floor Madison

Tour of the Treasures of the Folger Shakespeare Library (across the street from the workshop venue)
Friday 30 June 30 at 9:00 – 10:00
Maximum capacity: 16 persons

This leading research institution on the Shakespearean culture (www.folger.edu) also owns the most prominent collection of early modern (pre-1800) maps and atlases in the Washington area; a selection of the treasures will be on display for a special private tour.
Registered participants meet at 8:55 AM at the Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol Street SE. The building is one block north of the Madison Building of the Library of Congress. The entrance is shown in the centre of the photo below. It is very important to be at the meeting point on time because once the tour departs, it enters areas closed to the public and late-comers will not be able to rejoin the group.

  Location Folger Library

Folger Shakespeare Library