The Institute for Research on the History of Children’s Literature in cooperation with the Iranian Illustration Society organized the opening ceremony of the exhibition on “Illustration of Children’s Books in Intercultural Dialogue” on Friday, 17 May 2018 at the Iranian Artists’ Forum. The exhibition presents a project led by Marit Törnqvist.
The exhibition featuring the works of Marit Törnqvist, a Dutch-Swedish illustrator, along with the works of a group of Iranian illustrators including Nooshin Safakho, Mahsa Mansouri and Keyvan Akbari started its work at the presence of Marit Törnqvist, Keijo Norvanto, the Finnish Ambassador, François Sénémaud, the French Ambassador is Iran, Director of Iranian Artists’ Forum and other artists and activists in children’s literature.
The exhibition on “Illustration of Children’s Books in Intercultural Dialogue” includes illustrations from the Intercultural Project Books Collection to produce high-quality illustrated books for the “Read with Me” program. The project started its work since 2015 and during three years of continuous work, three books have been published including: “The Black Devil and White Mouse”, “Coat Wearing Carrot” and “Seven Horses in Seven Colors” which were presented in this exhibition. In this project, the Iranian illustrators performed their task under the supervision of Marit Törnqvist. The project is designed for the “Read with Me” program to produce and publish quality picture books.