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Feb 21
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26
Sep 21

Exhibition


Migrations. Postcards from Artists Around the World.

Hallway Gallery and Reading Room

Temporary or permanent, voluntary or forced: Migration has many facets. In search of freedom, security and better living conditions, many people leave their familiar homeland and venture on an often dangerous journey into the unknown in order to find a future worth living for themselves and their families.

Inspired by the International Centre for the Picture Book in Society (ICPBS) at the University of Worcester in England, illustrators from around the world have designed postcards on the theme of migration to show solidarity with the hundreds of thousands of people facing such daunting dangers today. So far, over 300 postcards have been created, showing a wide range of styles and moods. Sometimes abstract, sometimes realistic, funny or touching, surprising or thoughtful, and accompanied by short, very personal texts, Isol (Argentina), Marie-Louise Gay (Canada), Chris Riddell (GB), Stian Hole (Norway), Shaun Tan (Australia), Axel Scheffler (Germany/GB) and many other artists deal with the current topic.

The treasures that have "flown" to the ICPBS team since 2017 have already been exhibited in several countries. In the Hallway-Gallery of the International Youth Library, not only reproductions of all postcards are on display, also international picture books, non-fiction books and graphic novels from the library's own collection can be seen. In addition, ten illustrators have created short video clips in which they share their thoughts on the topic - especially for the Munich exhibition.

You can get to know ten of the participating illustrators here and learn more about the exhibition on our interactive pinboard.

Workshops for school classes (in German language) are offered to accompany the exhibition.

(Post-Corona) Opening hours:
Monday - Thursday 10 am - 12:30 pm / 1:15 - 4 pm
Friday 10 am - 12:30 pm / 1:15 - 2 pm
Saturday and Sunday 2 - 5 pm

Entrance fees:
Children and young people up to 18 years free
Adults 3 euros (collective ticket for all exhibitions and museums), 2 Euros reduced admission


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