To coincide with the 124th celebration of Philippine Independence, Gateway Gallery mounted an exhibit titled Map to Freedom that presents the development of cartographic visualization of the Philippines from the 1500s to the present time.
In partnership with the Philippine Map Collectors Society (PHIMCOS), Map to Freedom presents two cartography exhibits: Putting the Philippines on the Map, which is a fine representation of how the archipelago was presented by European cartographers; and Mapping Our Liberty, an edgy collection of artworks that utilize the Philippine map as part of art-making.
PHIMCOS was established in 2007 by a small group of enthusiasts in Manila for collectors of antique maps and prints in the Philippines. It is a non-stock, non-profit organization committed to disseminating its members’ enthusiasm for maps and prints, and to educating the public about the importance of cartography.
Text and Images courtesy of Araneta City Gateway Gallery