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The new Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration opens in 2025 and will provide a home for a very special archive.

“Quentin Blake is beyond brilliant. He is anarchic, moral, infinitely subversive, sometimes vicious, socially acute, sparse when he has to be, exuberantly lavish in the details when he feels like it. He can tell wonderful stories without a single word.”

Melanie McDonagh, Daily Telegraph

Quentin Blake is one of the UK’s best-loved public figures. His work has encompassed cartoons for Punch and appearances on Jackanory to collaborations with Roald Dahl, Michael Rosen and Joan Aiken, as well as work for care homes and hospitals. His distinctive line, empathy and humour have delighted generations. Quentin’s archive contains more than 40,000 artworks, spanning literary, community and commercial work over seven decades, offering unique insights into the work of illustrators.

The Centre will provide a permanent public home for this unique cultural asset, displaying well- and lesser-known illustrations from throughout his amazing career.

You can help to make this possible: support with a donation today.