Starting 6 October, you can visit the exhibition about Quentin Blake, the famous British illustrator of countless children’s books, at Museum Meermanno in The Hague. Discover the way Quentin Blake worked and see a glimpse of his thoughts within the walls of this museum in 19th century style.
- Immerse yourself in Quentin Blake’s work process.
- Rediscover the well-known illustrations from Roald Dahl’s books.
- Participate in a range of activities during the exhibition.
The British illustrator Quentin Blake is known primarily for his collaboration with the writer Roald Dahl. During your visit, you can see a glimpse inside Blake’s head to discover the thought process behind the famous illustrations of the BFG, the giant crocodile, Matilda, and Charlie.
Collaboration with Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake collaborated for nearly twelve years. Dahl claimed it was Blake’s illustrations that made his books so successful: ‘It is Quentin’s drawings rather than my own descriptions who brought characters like the BFG, Trunchbull, Mr. Twit, and the Grand High Witch.” Museum Meermanno, however, shows the complete works of Quentin Blake, which are far more comprehensive than the illustrations for Roald Dahl alone. Trace the development of this extraordinary illustrator with the aid of photographs, illustrations, and miniatures.
Museum Meermanno is located in an old residence. It is the world’s oldest book museum and boasts a wonderful collections of books from all periods in Western book history. Museum Meermanno also collects contemporary books and possesses a cabinet of curiosities. Comes highly recommended if you love books and history!
Spending the night in Den Haag
Combine Museum Meermanno with a visit of The Hague. Enjoy the beach, go shopping in the fantastic shopping streets, or take a culinary tour of the best restaurants in this chic historic city. We have listed the best accommodations for you.