The Cartoon Museum

The Cartoon Museum The Cartoon Museum is a London museum for British cartoons, caricatures, comic strips and animation. It has a library of over 5,000 books and 4,000 comics relating to the subject.
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The museum issues catalogues and features a changing display of over 250 exhibits from its collection of over 1,700 original cartoons and prints.Curator Anita O'Brien noted, "There has never been a cartoon museum... In spite of the very strong historical tradition here, there has always been a very strong ambivalence towards comic art." It was opened on 23 February, 2006, by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.In its mission statement, the museum declares it is "dedicated to preserving the best of British cartoons, caricatures, comics and animation, and to establishing a museum with a gallery, archives and innovative exhibitions to make the creativity of cartoon art past and present, accessible to all for the purposes of education, research and enjoyment."ExhibitionsPrevious exhibitions have included Ronald Searle, Pont, Fougasse, Rowland Emett, The Beano and The Dandy, Mike Williams, Mel Calman, cartoons from private London clubs, Viz, Alice in Sunderland (Bryan Talbot), Robert Dighton, Tony Blair, Margaret Thatcher and Spitting Image.

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