Manga: a great exhibition at the British Museum

This year the British Museum will present the largest exhibition of manga ever held outside of Japan: called Manga マンガ it will explore the phenomenon of manga and will be open form 23th May to 26 August 2019.

Manga is a visual narrative art form that has become a multimedia global phenomenon, telling stories with themes from gender to adventure, in real or imagined worlds.

Manga Exhibition at the British Museum, 2019
Manga Exhibition at the British Museum, 2019

Immersive and playful, the exhibition will explore manga’s global appeal and cultural crossover, showcasing original Japanese manga and its influence across the globe, from anime to ‘cosplay’ dressing up. This influential art form entertains, inspires and challenges – and is brought to life like never before in this ground-breaking exhibition.
If you want to discover more about the exhibition and the history of manga, visit

Manga Exhibition at the British Museum Nakamura Hikaru (b. 1984), Jesus and Buddha drawing manga, 2014 ©Nakamura Hikaru:Kodansha Ltd The Poe Clan, Hagio Moto :b. 1949), 1972-1976 @MOTO HAGIO Higashimura Akiko (b.1975), Princess Jellyfish (Kuragehime), 2008-2017 © Akiko Higashimura: Kodansha Ltd Kawanabe Kyōsai (1831-1889), Shintomiza Kabuki Theatre Curtain, 1880 @Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum, Waseda University
23 May – 26 August 2019
British Museum, Great Russell Street

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