The Story of the Ladybird Artists 1940-75 Exhibition

The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge

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From 09/06/2018 to 23/09/2018

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Ladybird Books have been a familiar fixture on children’s bookshelves since the 1950s but few people are aware that they actually date back to the early days of the Second World War.
For the first time this exhibition puts on display an unparalleled collection of books, original artwork and artefacts and shows how the numerous, talented Ladybird illustrators played such an enormous role in the extraordinary success of the company in the 20th century. Tracing the interconnected work of these artists, the Ladybird story itself is recounted over its ‘golden years’ – 1940 to 1975. Visually rich and varied, it is a story that is sure to evoke many strong memories of childhood!
Plus, enjoy our selection of creative family friendly activities inspired by the Ladybird exhibition and the artists that created the well-loved illustrations.
Exhibition opens 9 June and ends 23 Sept 2018

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The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge

18
High Street
Canterbury
Kent
CT1 2RA

01227 862162
https://canterburymuseums.co.uk/beaney/

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Co-Curated by The Beaney and Helen Day. See website for more details https://canterburymuseums.co.uk/events/the-story-of-the-ladybird-artists-1940-75/



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