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Items from the personal collection of Tomi Ungerer.

About the Collection

The collection comprises selected publications of Tomi Ungerer’s work in addition to exhibition catalogues of Ungerer’s work. 

Tomi Ungerer donated the items in the collection. 

The collection prefix before the call number is: Ungerer.

The collection is open. 

Biographical History

Tomi Ungerer (1931-2019) was an artist and writer. He was born in Alsace in France and lived through the German occupation of Alsace during World War II. This experience featured in and influenced his work. In 1957 he moved to the US and then to Nova Scotia. In 1976 he moved to West Cork in Ireland, dividing his time between there and Strasbourg. He described himself as a storyteller and satirist and his output varies between children’s books, adult books many of which deal with sexuality.

Selected Items

Opening Hours

2023: 11 September - 21 December

  • All rooms: Monday-Friday 11:00-16:30.
  • Microform & Reference Reading Room: Wednesday: 11:00-19:15.

Closed: Monday 30 October.


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