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Drawn from the Archive


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Sarah Lawrance is the Collection and Exhibitions Director at Seven Stories. She has worked for the Centre since 2003 and has been instrumental in building its unique collection of manuscripts, artwork and books. Find Sarah on Twitter as @sarah_lawrance. Featuring original artwork and preparatory material from 27 celebrated illustrators including Ruth Gervis, Harold Jones, Edward Ardizzone, Shirley Hughes, Faith Jaques, Judith Kerr, Michael Foreman, John Burningham, Jan Ormerod, Pat Hutchins, Helen Craig, Angela Barrett, Nick Sharratt, Polly Dunbar and Yasmeen Ismail. Seven Stories is the UK's National Centre for Children's Books. Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, it is the only museum in the country dedicated to the art and making of children's books, and the love of reading. For more information, find Seven Stories online at and on Twitter as @7Stories.


...there are abundant riches here; and the book beckons the reader to plunder the archive's treasures for herself. Times Literary Supplement

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