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Exhibition in Panorama Mesdag March 31st to September 22nd
Surveying in Mesdag’s time
While Mesdag made sketches for his Panorama from the highest dune in Scheveningen in 1880, the land surveyor traveled across the country to make a new map of the Netherlands. Both the painter and the surveyor looked for the high point in the landscape: the one for creating an optical illusion and the other for measuring distances. What are the differences in approach between the artist and the scientist?
The exhibition starts with a land surveying experiment on the Panorama and then shows the history of surveying based on the Special Collections of the TU Delft Library.. For details see here.