Conferences and study days Friday, 23 March 2018

Adventures in Art: Museums and Children's Books

Join specialists and creators to explore how museums have inspired some of the world’s favourite children’s books

  • Friday, 23 March 2018

  • Hochhauser Auditorium

  • Tickets cost £15.00 - £50.00

Discover how the people behind treasured children’s characters have responded to the beauty and strangeness of objects found in museums and galleries.

In the morning, join Dr Kiera Vaclavik of the University of London’s Centre for the Study of Childhood Culture for an introduction to this fascinating history, before curator Elizabeth Jacklin reveals the secrets behind Beatrix Potter’s use of clothing and textiles from the V&A in her beloved illustrations.

In the afternoon, listen as authors and illustrators share a personal perspective on how museums have inspired their work. Watch as James Mayhew shows you how he drew Katie into famous paintings and talks you through her three decades of adventures, and hear how David Lucas transformed the V&A Museum of Childhood into the setting for the much-loved tale Lost in the Toy Museum.