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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.
MAP HISTORY AND PROVENANCE
Deepen your knowledge with professionally conducted geographic and cartographic research
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.
EXHIBITION PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
Develop your successful cartographic exhibition or event
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.
COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE
Grow your collections in the right direction
Consulting in developing overall acquisition policy and determining collection maintenance priorities for private or institutional collections.
CARTOGRAPHIC AND GEOGRAPHIC RESEARCH
Be informed and up-to-date about the decisions you make for your 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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