Tuesday, 26 February 2013
I was fortunate enough to have an opportunity to visit this inspirational museum in France last week and met the charming curator Emmanuelle Martinat-Dupre. A most enjoyable afternoon was spent touring this wonderful chateau, surveying the current exhibit entitled Même Pas Peur featuring artwork by Tomi Ungerer, as well as the pride of the French collection of illustrated books and original artwork. In hushed reverence I was ushered in to the back room of treasures and was privileged to been shown a broad selection of the collection this museum now holds.
Along with the Eric Carle Museum in the US and Seven Stories in the UK this institution must rank as one of the leading repositories of illustration artwork. Their feast of forthcoming events is exciting and I look forward with relish to a return visit later this year. Housed in the beauty of central France a pleasant train ride from Paris well rewards for the visitor, which I highly recommend.