A Quick Overview of Cartoon Museum
The Cartoon Museum is a London museum for British cartoons, caricatures, comic strips andanimation. It has a library of over 5000 books and 4,000 comics relating to the subject.
- The museum issues catalogues and features a changing display of over 250 exhibits from its collection of over 1700 original cartoons and prints.
- Curator Anita O'Brien noted, "There has never been a cartoon museum [in Britain]... In spite of the very strong historical tradition here, there has always been a very strong ambivalence towards comic art." It was opened 23 February, 2006 by 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.