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RONALD E. GRIM, PHD
Cartographic ConsultantRonald Grim has over 40 years of experience cultivating three of the nation's most prestigious map collections at the National Archives, the Library of Congress, and the Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library. Ron offers expert direction and consultation for your cartographic treasures.
Providing background context for understanding the compilation and production of individual maps or building map collections, using standard cartographic histories and cartobibliographies, online resources, and institutional records. Survey book and map collections for missing maps.
Assisting institutions and individuals in preparing map-related exhibitions, especially focusing on crafting a storyline, developing object lists, and researching and writing introductions and captions. Advise on adding map content to more general exhibitions.
Consulting in developing overall acquisition policy and determining collection maintenance priorities for private or institutional collections.
Conducting research on cartographic and geographic topics, using cartographic and related resources in the Washington, DC area, especially at the National Archives and Library of Congress, supplemented by online cartographic databases and digital collections.
Who are you and what do you do?
Reading maps: What is a map?
Reading maps: Visual design elements
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