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The story so far

2014
We open the doors of House of Illustration, our permanent home
2013
'What Are They Like' exhibition tours the UK
2012
Partnership with Hodder Children's Books to launch the 70th anniversary editions of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five series
2011
Matthew Richardson wins our inaugural Book Illustration Competition, run in partnership with The Folio Society
2010
Joanna Lumley becomes President of our Founders' Club, part of the capital campaign to establish our new home
2009
We launch 'Picture It', our pioneering education programme for primary and secondary school children
2008
50,000 people across the UK visit our 'What Are You Like?' exhibition
2007
Philip Pullman, Will Alsop, Peter Capaldi are some of the eminent ambassadors who agree to champion our cause
2006
Launch of our UK touring exhibition 'In All Directions', including works by Tiepolo, Hokusai, Ardizzone and Ronald Searle
2005
We form relationships with leading illustrators including Peter Blake, Lauren Child, Sara Fanelli, David Gentleman and Jan Pienkowski
2004
'50 years of Quentin Blake' exhibition at Somerset house breaks box office records with 28,500 visitors
2003
Quentin Blake pledges his archive of over 4,000 original drawings and 250 illustrated books
2002
House of Illustration is set up by a group of UK's leading illustrators led by Quentin Blake and Emma Chichester Clark