In September 2017, the International Centre for the Picture Book in Society, along with BIBIANA (the International House of Art for Children in Slovakia) and with the support of IBBY International, hosted an exhibition of postcards created by illustrators from around the world to highlight the plight of thousands of children and their families who have been forced to migrate to safer places in the world.
The theme of the exhibition was “Migrations” and the illustrators who participated created unique images of birds, real or imagined, in the process of migration. In total over 300 illustrators created work in support of this cause, including the former Irish Laureate na nÓg PJ Lynch, and illustrators Tatyana Feeney and Margaret Anne Suggs.
At the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, the IBBY International Stand displayed images from what is now called the Migrations Projekt.
The exhibition has resulted in a book entitled “Migrations”, which will be published in May 2019. Fifty percent of the royalties will be donated to IBBY.