Dromkeen National Centre for Picture Book Art, Victoria, Australia

The Dromkeen National Centre is a unique collection of original illustrations, artworks and manuscripts from Australian children’s picture books. Housed in Dromkeen Homestead at Riddells Creek in Victoria, the Dromkeen Collection includes original finished illustrations and artwork, sketches, preliminary artwork, diagrams and dummies of books revealing the complex creative journey in producing picture book stories for children. The Dromkeen Collection is the most valuable and significant of its kind in Australia.

Dromkeen's collection provides a visual record of Australian heritage, history, environment and culture. The brilliant artworks by Australia's leading illustrators feature significant times and events in Australian history, including the impact of the First World War on the nation, and document Australia's indigenous heritage.