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Where in the World is the Curator? Tokyo!

By March 26, 2018May 13th, 2021The Kerlan Blog

I have been invited to Japan to speak about children’s literature, literacy, the Kerlan Collection, open access, and Virginia Lee Burton.


This all began with request from Takenaka Corporation Gallery A4 for the loan of the materials from the Kerlan Collection. 

A video tour of the exhibit here 

Open to the Public 

Thursday, April 5th

 10:00 am to 12:00 Bridges Workshop

Gallery A. Quad  1-1-1 Shinsuna, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan

For registration information

18:00 Evening lecture at Kyobunkan Bookstore  

Lisa Von Drasek will speak on Virginia Lee Burton, her books and her legacy and then Kyoko Matsuoka, the honorary director of Tokyo Children’s Library commentator and respondent.  



Saturday April 14th

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators 

The Kerlan Collection: Collection, Preservation, and Access to Children’s Literature, Rare Books, Manuscripts and Art

Saturday, April 14, 2018 6:30-8:00

Place: Tokyo Women’s Plaza, Conference Room 1

5-53-67 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

(by the United Nations University; map)

Fee:     500 yen SCBWI members; 1,000 yen nonmembers

Reservations required. To reserve, email japan (at) by Thursday, April 12.




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