Winnie the Pooh heads to the V&A

The Victoria & Albert Museum in London is to host the UK’s largest ever Winnie the Pooh exhibition.

It will include original Pooh drawings, the first time they’ve been on show in almost 40 years.

Winnie the Pooh: Exploring a Classic promises to be a “multi-sensory, playful exhibition that will explore the magical world” exploring 90 years of history of “one of the most adored fictional characters of all time”.

The show “specifically for younger families” will feature 230 works from 1920 to the present day from the archives of publishers Egmont, the V&A itself, the Walt Disney Company, the Shepard Trust and the University of Surrey. Artefacts will include original illustrations, manuscripts, proofs and early editions, letters, photographs, cartoons, ceramics and fashion.

For the first time, the pencil sketch and pen and ink drawing of the celebrated ‘Poohsticks’ illustration featuring Winnie the Pooh, Piglet and Christopher Robin will go on display with international collectors lending the two works for the exhibition.

Winnie the Pooh: Exploring a Classic will take place in the V&A’s Gallery 38 from the 9th December 2017 until 8th April 2018.

For more information, visit the V&A website.

 

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