In 2017, Factum Arte was approached by the Bodleian Library, at Oxford University, to make a physical 4D map of Middle-earth for their exhibition of Tolkien's drawings and manuscripts. The exhibition, entitled Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth, has opened to the public on June 1st, 2018 and will run through until October 28th in the Weston Library in Oxford. The exhibition is about Tolkien's process of world creation for his magnum opus: the Lord of the Rings; and features sketches, manuscripts and his development of elvish languages.
The map that Factum Arte made for the exhibition is a physical relief map, made according to Tolkien's illustrated map of Middle-earth. The map features a back and front animated projection, that has been mapped onto the relief, to display the geography, topography, and the journeys of the protagonists of the Lord of the Rings.
Read more on Factum Arte's website: https://bit.ly/2xADUyl