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Beijing hosts Hans Christian Andersen Awards of IBBY 50th Anniversary Exhibition

Editor: Qian Ding 丨CCTV.com

09-15-2017 17:39 BJT

By Qian Ding, CCTV.com reporter and editor

Hans Christian Andersen Awards of IBBY 50th Anniversary Exhibition is held at the National Library of China from August 12 to October 29. About 300 original artworks from 25 illustrators, who received Hans Christian Andersen Awards, are on exhibit.

(Photo/ Qian Ding)

The Hans Christian Andersen Award is the highest international recognition given to an author and illustrator of children's books. Given every other year by International Boardon Books for Young People(IBBY), the Hans Christian Andersen Awards recognize the lifelong achievement and are presented to an author and illustrator whose complete works have made a lasting contribution to children's literature.

Walls of the exhibition hall are decorated with copies of famous illustrations. (Photo/ Qian Ding)

One of Australian artist Robert Ingpen’s famous illustrations of The Ugly Duckling is printed on the wall.  (Photo/ Qian Ding)

Artists, whose artworks are presented here, are the winners of Hans Christian Andersen Awards from 1966 to 2014 including Roger Mello (Brazil), Peter Sís (Czech Republic), Jutta Bauer (Germany), Quentin Blake (UK), Kveta Pacovská (Czech Republic), Robert Ingpen (Australia), Mitsumasa Anno (Japan), Suekichi Akaba (Japan), Svend Otto S. (Denmark), Tatjana Mawrina (USSR), Farshid Mesghali (Iran), Ib Spang Olsen (Denmark), Maurice Sendak (USA), and Jirí Trnka (Czechoslovakia).


Hans Christian Anderson Fairy-tales
Artist: Svend Otto S. (Denmark)

In front of the Alphabet-Gg
 Artist: Klaus Ensikat (Germany)

 Suho’s White Horse
         Artist: Suekichi Akaba (Japan)

The show has many interaction activities. Visitors can get an automatic explanation device at the entrance to learn more about the background of all artworks on display.


(Photo/ Qian Ding)

Some artworks of children are also presented in the hall.  (Photo/ Qian Ding)

Interaction games. (Photo/ Qian Ding)

Organizers also prepared models of famous illustration characters for visitors to take photos with. (Photo/ Qian Ding)

While appreciating beautiful artworks, visitors can collect commemorative seals designed for the exhibition, they contain patterns of famous illustrations. (Photo/ Qian Ding)

  Visitors can also buy copies of books that are featured in the exhibition at the library’s souvenir shop. (Photo/ Qian Ding)
The National Library of China is the largest library in Asia and one of the largest in the world. It holds the largest collections of Chinese literature and historical documents in the world.

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