Created by the Cushing Memorial Library & Archives at Texas A&M University, Worlds Imagined invites visitors of all ages to explore the intersections between maps, fantasy literature and popular culture.
While maps are a representation of place, they also have the power to fire the imagination, promising adventure and introducing us to new lands. Of course, not all maps show places that exist, or ever have existed anywhere on Earth. From maps of J.R.R. Tolkien’s legendary Middle-earth, to the Marauder’s Map from Harry Potter’s universe, explore a variety of imaginary worlds from literature, games, film and other media. Worlds Imagined will also present opportunities for visitors to play with their own creativity through hands-on activities.