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Art Collection in the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series National Centre for Australian Children's Literature

In the below 6th video in this series, Dr Belle Alderman shows us a sample of the Centre’s art collection associated with Australian children’s Literature.

Dr Belle Alderman and her team of volunteers at the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature perform vital work collecting Australia’s literary culture.

The Centre is in dire need of funding to secure suitable premises; much of the collection is in storage because there is insufficient room to shelve the books. This includes the artwork; only a small portion of it is easily accessible via these file cabinets although the Centre makes excellent use of its opportunities to exhibit portions of the collection where possible. I’d like to see a purpose-built Centre with more books shelved rather than stashed in boxes and permanent exhibition spaces displaying a series of exhibitions featuring gorgeous artwork produced for children’s books.

Let’s make museums and literature fun, with spaces aimed at children, creating a life-long love of reading.

The National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature is on Twitter and has a website. It’s proudly supported by the Children’s Book Council of Australia.

Dinosaurs love cheese from the NCACL art collection

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Nalini is an award-winning writer and artist as well as managing editor of Dark Matter Zine.

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