In 2018 there were 4 exhibitions across Japan continuing into 2019 and 2020 with exhibitions at Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Koriyama City Museum of Art and Hamamatsu Municipal Museum of Art.
The exhibition displays an extensive collection of Paddington memorabilia and archive documents, whilst touring seven key museums over two years.
Items on display include:
- Original artwork by multiple Paddington illustrators
- Film poster art
- First editions of international Paddington novels
- Film Fair set pieces and models
- Film Fair stills
- Copies of original reviews and letters
- Sketches and storyboards
- Vintage plush and toys
Exhibitions across Europe
Recently the history of Paddington has been delighting fans in Donostia Kulture in Spain (Nov 2018-Feb 2019) and Warsow Library in Poland (June 2019).
These exhibition presents a selection of Peggy Fortnum and Movie artwork, printed locally, alongside extracts from A Bear Called Paddington. Modern iterations of Paddington plush are also featured.
Movie artwork is additionally utilised in a dedicated children’s area, designed using standees to create a miniature London.