Exhibition: Our Mythical Childhood

This exhibition runs from Thu, 15th Nov 2018 to Sun, 18th Nov 2018. See all dates

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This exhibition has finished.

Cost: Free of Charge

This exhibition showcases discoveries made in the University of Roehampton’s extensive archive of children’s literature.

Focusing on illustrations in children’s classics, it shows how ancient myths are brought alive to the imagination. Myths from ancient Greece, Rome, and Egypt have given us iconic characters, such as heroes, gods, and monsters, whose stories are often first encountered when we are children.

The way these characters are represented visually in children’s books is crucial to how they are perceived and interpreted. As well as displaying rare books, the exhibition includes items from the open-shelf collection that can be handled and read.

Children are also encouraged to produce their own illustrations and add them to the exhibition.

Contact and Booking Details

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No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Roehampton University Library,

Roehampton Lane ,
SW15 5PU

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