A special attraction in one part of the so-called “Treasure Chamber” in the attic above the study library is the Binette Schroeder Cabinet. It houses a permanent exhibition of the artist’s complete works, including her substantial work of illustration, which has won numerous awards. Also on display are Schroeder’s graphic art, her extensive collection of international picture books, and a variety of unusual and original collectables from all over the world.
The Cabinet’s highlights are the seemingly-historical, mechanical puppet theatre presenting well-known characters from the artist’s picture books and the room’s interior design, which is clearly inspired by Binette Schroeder’s work. It was created by British architect Andrew Howcroft in collaboration with the artist and her husband, Peter Nickl (who is also the author of some of her books).
Binette Schroeder passed away on 05 July 2022. We mourn the loss of the magical artist and author. An obituary in the Süddeutsche Zeitung by Dr. Christiane Raabe, the director of the International Youth Library, can be read via this link.
Mon - Thu 10 am - 12:30 pm / 1:15 - 4 pm
Fri 10 am - 12:30 pm / 1:15 - 2 pm
Sat/Sun 2 - 5 pm