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Tomi Ungerer at UCC Library.

Tomi Ungerer at UCC Library. In-Person

Please note - This is an in-person workshop which takes place in the Library Seminar room which is on the ground floor(Q) of the Boole Library.  See below for directions.   

UCC Library's latest Brown Bag session features Crónán O Doibhlin, our Head of Collections. Crónán will be speaking about the Tomi Ungerer collection, recently donated to UCC Library.

In September last year the family of the French-born artist Tomi Ungerer (1931-2018), announced the substantial donation of his a collection of his works to University College Cork (UCC).

Born in Strasbourg in 1931, Tomi Ungerer worked in New York, Canada and Ireland, as well as his place of birth.  During his childhood he experienced the Nazi occupation of Alsace during the Second World War and thus changed nationality twice as a child.  He published over 140 books which have been translated into 30 languages, ranging from his acclaimed children’s stories to illustrated memoirs and controversial volumes of social satire some with adult themes.

Before his death, Ungerer had begun working with University College Cork to establish a collection to complement that held by the Tomi Ungerer Museum in Strasbourg.  The donation will include:  a complete library of books by Tomi, a complete archive of posters and prints and a selection of original artworks including over 900 previously unknown early drawings by Tomi (circa 1950-1956), book manuscripts and preparatory works. 

This talk will introduce the collection giving some background to Tomi’s relationship with Ireland and UCC.

Further information on Tomi Ungerer can be found at https://www.tomiungerer.com/

To get to the seminar room walk past the main library desk and take the next right, at the end of the short corridor go left through the double doors, turn right and through the next set of doors. The seminar room is on your left. 

Related LibGuide: Ungerer Collection by Elaine Harrington

Thursday, June 15, 2023
12:00 - 13:00
Time Zone:
UK, Ireland, Lisbon Time (change)
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Aoife Coffey

Research Services,
Boole Library,
University College Cork

(021) 490 3155