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Cartographic exhibits featuring artworks by Herberger School of Art students and hosted by the ASU Library Map Collection.

Behind the Collaboration

Part of the life cycle of a library is the withdrawal of worn out or excess materials.  In 2013 the ASU Library Map collection decided to withdraw surplus copies of topographic maps.  The result was stacks of maps which were offered to other institutions.  A few were claimed but the majority were not.

In 2014 the ASU Library Map Collection offered the remaining maps to the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, School of Art.  Fine arts professor, Ellen Meissinger, jumped at the offer.  She brought a cart and loaded it up.  She took this as an opportunity to design a project for the students in her Art on Paper class.  At the end of the Fall semester the Map Collection hosted the student exhibition, Memories & Movement.

A new group of students in Professor Meissinger's Fall 2015 Art on Paper class furthers this collaboration with Order & Chaos.  

Exhibits: Past and Present

Fall 2015: Order & Chaos


Fall 2014: Memories & Movement


Map Specialist

Karina Wilhelm
Map and Geospatial Center
Noble Library, 3rd floor

Hours and Location

The Map Collection is located on the 3rd floor of the Noble Science and Engineering Library on Tyler Mall on the ASU Tempe Campus. Check the campus map for library locations and visitor parking.

Regular hours:
Monday - Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Hours may vary during holidays and intersessions. Call (480) 965-3582 for more information, or check the on-line schedule.


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P.O. Box 871006
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Phone: 480-965-3605

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Hours & Locations