SEVEN Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books has launched a campaign aiming to raise £85,000 by December 2018 to build a new permanent gallery and micro-archive for children’s literature.
The campaign has been supported by children’s literature royalty Sir Michael Morpurgo and it has been launched to improve access to Seven Stories’ rich and diverse children’s literature collection.
Michael Morpurgo is one of Britain’s greatest living children’s authors. His work spans 40 years with a career that has seen the publication of over 150 books for children, traversing wide-ranging topics that explore historical events, natural history and the environment, adventure and family life.
The Collection gallery and micro-archive will be located within Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books in Newcastle upon Tyne and will invite visitors of all ages to explore the Collection up close. Workshops, Collection-inspired discussion and facilitated archive handling sessions with children, young people and adults will take place, with opportunities for the views and experiences of visitors to contribute directly to the curation and interpretation of the Collection and displays.
To find out more about being part of the campaign please contact Amanda Beckham, Fundraising & Development Manager (email@example.com) or Sarah Lawrance, Collections Director (firstname.lastname@example.org).