February 7th marks the 200th anniversary of the birthday of Charles Dickens, the continuously beloved British author. Dickens' work transcends his time, language, and culture. He continues to be a tremendous influence throughout the world, and his writings continue to inspire on popular culture like film and TV, plus art, literature, artists, and the academia.
We built a wonderful display around this auspicious anniversary. Among books and posters, there are a handful of more exotic items. One of our staff members, Ms. Lojek, lent for our display four vintage Dickens prints passed on to her by her family. There is also a Dickens action figure equipped with a quill, ready to rhyme.