The world’s most beloved teddy bear – Winnie-the-Pooh will get another museum exhibition. This time by the Victoria and Albert (V&A) museum and it will be the biggest one ever, the Guardian reports.
The exhibition will bear (puns, yay) the name Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic. It will feature sets by Tom Piper.
V&A wants the exhibition to be the biggest one ever of the famous bear and his friends. And it will have several loaned collections from all over the world.
Visitors will see the Winnie-the-Pooh tea service presented to the young Princess Elizabeth, coming from the Royal Collection. Also original illustrations, letters, photographs, manuscripts, and the museum’s own delicate pencil sketches by EH Shepard for the beloved characters. They are so fragile they have not been exhibited for 40 years, the Guardian adds.
But there’s more! Also taking part in the exhibition will be hunny from the hives that live on the roof of the museum. “This is our first exhibition specifically for younger families and we look forward to welcoming another generation into AA Milne’s magical, intimate, joyous world”, says the museum’s director, Tristram Hunt.
The exhibition will also look at the links between the characters and the real world. It’s widely known many of the characters in the book, including Pooh, were inspired by stuffed animals and a teddy bear.
Fans will also get to see various toys, accessories, games and other memorabilia from the 90-year history of Pooh. Also books, quotations and other milestones for Pooh will be featured.
Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic will be the official and main winter exhibition of the V&A museum. It will start on 9 December 2017 and it will continue up to 8 April 2018. So, you have more than enough time to plan a trip and check it out. If you’re a fan of Winnie-the-Pooh it will be worth it.