Miffy Museum

Man, they’ll build a museum for just about anything
these days. To wit: The Dutch have actually built a museum for the author of
children’s picture books. That’s like creating a Shel Silverstein or Charles Schultz museum…wait, that’s not
such a bad idea. OK, for my skepticism. That’s kinda cool.

Well what it’s all about is a guy named
Dick Bruna, one of the world’s most popular creators of picture books, who will be joining the ranks of other Dutch
masters like Rembrandt and Van Gogh. To many, Bruna is best known for Miffy, the cutesy white bunny (of whom, I will
confess, I have never heard). But others certainly have. Bruna’s books have been translated into more than 40
languages, and 85 million copies have been sold worldwide. And so the museum will display many of these books as well
as 2,000 book covers, more than 100 posters, and dozens of postcards and pictures. The 4,000-square-foot facility is
part of the Central Museum in Utrecht.