Nosy Crow is to work with the British Museum to produce a “broad range” of children’s books as part of an exclusive partnership.
The books will launch to the UK trade and beyond in 2017, and will be published with joint Nosy Crow and British Museum branding.
Aiming to make art and history accessible to children aged up to 12, the books will be created in consultation with British Museum experts, with the range including board books for toddlers to highly illustrated activity, adventure fiction and reference books for older children.
Nosy Crow will have world rights in the books, and will be selling them internationally, both on an export and on a co-edition basis, without British Museum branding, if necessary.
Kate Wilson, m.d. and founder of Nosy Crow, said: “Working with the British Museum is an enormous privilege and we’re hugely proud of having secured this partnership. It’s also an exceptional responsibility: we want to make books that are beautiful, fun and that, above all, engage children of different ages, providing a context for historical objects and art around the world from Egyptian mummies to Mexican masks and Roman mosaics.”
Chris Michaels, head of digital and publishing at the British Museum, said: “We are pleased to announce our partnership with Nosy Crow. Nosy Crow are a trusted brand with an established reputation for producing exciting, dynamic and child-focused publications. With them we believe we can produce creative, informative and fun books of the highest quality – to help children meaningfully engage with the British Museum’s unparalleled collection, and to encourage them to explore world history.”
Pictured: Chris Michaels and Kate Wilson