CANADIAN MUSEUM OF CARICATURE

CANADIAN MUSEUM OF CARICATURE

The museum which opened in June 1989 is located in Ottawa. It has a collection that totals about 30,000 items (1992), everything from single panel cartoons to original comic book art, dating back to 1906. In 1992 it had 45,000 visitors.

“Our mandate is to acquire cartoons that depict events, personalities and issues of national concern.” James Burant, chief of art acquisition and research in the National Archives documentary, art and photography division in 1992.

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Newspaper:

“Caricature museum is a well-kept secret.” Writ., Henry Mietkiewicz Toronto Star, 1 Feb.1992: J10.