Apr 26, 2014

Museums of picture book, cartoon and animation art

Some inspiring museums with illustration art worth visiting with your kids!

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art - Founded in 2002, this museum's goal is to inspire a love of art and reading through picture books. It is located in Amherst, Massachusetts,United States. The Carle collects, preserves, presents, and celebrates picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world.

The Mazza Museum - this is considered to be the largest museum of original artwork by children’s book illustrators in the world. The museum is located in Findlay, Ohio, United States. The museum’s goal is to promote literacy and enrich the lives of all people through the art of children’s literature.

Children's Book Museum - In the Children’s Book Museum (Kinderboekenmuseum) in the Hague, Netherlands, children can have loads of fun while learning about Dutch children’s literature. They will discover how stories can be both enriching and inspirational.
The Cartoon Art Museum - From editorial cartoons to comic books, graphic novels to anime, the Cartoon Art Museum has over 6,000 pieces of original and cartoon and animation art, a comprehensive research library, and five galleries of exhibition space. It is located downtown in San Francisco, United States.

The Cartoon Museum - Located in Central London, close to the British Museum, this museum has three main galleries displaying original artwork from British cartoons and comics, past and present.

The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature - This museum, located in Texas, aims to enhance visual and verbal literacy by celebrating the best original art published in children’s literature.

The Children's Illustrated Art Museum - This museum, located in Crestwood, United States, has apart from the exhibitions of illustrated art, all kinds of activities for children, from book readings and build-a-book to coloring contests and performing paintig of book art.

The Chihiro Art Museum - The Chihiro Art Museum in Tokyo and Azaro hosts not only illustrations from the famous japanese illustrator Chihiro Iwasaki, but exhibitions from international picture book illustrators as well.

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