Friday, 28 September 2012

Our new exhibition is now open!


Our autumn exhibition this year is a joint enterprise with The Portico Library on the other side of Manchester, and celebrates two hundred years of Grimms' Fairy Tales.

The exhibition is curated by book collector and friend of the Library, Professor David Blamires, and tells the story of the Brothers Grimm and their lifetime of story collection, which led to a worldwide publishing phenomenon with hundreds of different editions.

Here at Chetham's we are displaying some of the earliest books, whilst the more modern editions are on view at the Portico. Come and have a look!

The exhibition will run until the new year here at Chetham's, and until the beginning of November over at the Portico.

The beautiful poster image above uses the specially commissioned illustration by Clifford Harper for the new Incline Press publication to accompany the exhibition. More about this next week!