A Christmas Carol Reimagined
Tuesday 1st December 2015 – Wednesday 6th January 2016
Winner: It’s a shame to quarrel on Christmas Day, Minami Morohashi, 2015
This new special exhibition explores the themes of perhaps Dickens’s most enduring piece of work.
Written in six weeks in the winter of 1843, A Christmas Carol sold 6,000 copies in the six days between its release and Christmas Eve that same year and has never been out of print since. Inspired by a damning parliamentary report on child labour and growing awareness of child poverty, the book follows Ebenezer Scrooge on a path to redemption over the course of a tortuous (for him, not for us) Christmas Eve night.
In partnership with Central Saint Martins and the House of Illustration, the Museum is proud to host an exhibition of original artwork by illustration students featuring their take on Dickens’s much-loved novella.