The International Museum of Children’s Art
The International Museum of Children’s Art has contributed approximately 200 images from its permanent collection to the Artstor Digital Library. The selection consists primarily of contemporary paintings made by children from around the world.
The International Museum of Children’s Art (Det Internasjonale Barnekunstmuseet) in Oslo, Norway is dedicated to art created by children, with representation from more than 180 countries. The museum was established in 1986 by The Foundation of Children’s History, Art and Culture. The idea for the unique collection was conceived and developed by film director Rafael Goldin (1920-1994) and his wife, Dr. Alla Goldin (1938-2007). The mission of the museum is not only to collect and preserve children’s art, but also to promote the value of children’s creativity and culture, and in doing so, promote the “Rights of the Child” as outlined by UNICEF. The museum organizes activities for children and adults, and provides a resource for the study of the history, art, and culture of the child.
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