Thank you for taking the time to read this brief presentation of Children’s Design International Collection. Once you will know more about our mission and our programs, we hope that you will support them and contribute in your own way to our growing success.
For a fast online item contribution, fill out the online Contribution Form where you can insert one or more digital copies. Originals can be mailed afterward.
For a contribution by regular mail, simply send one or several drawings at the address below, along with a completed Contribution Form downloadable in PDF.
Mail to : CDIC – CIDE P.O. Box 33599 Dundurn RO Hamilton Canada L8P 1A0
Too often, children’s drawings are ignored or admired only for a brief moment. We provide a permanent home for these fragile objects to save them from oblivion.
We have established an international collection of children drawings, paintings, collages, etc. in order to preserve this cultural heritage that is part of our social expression. Children’s Rights is a relatively recent phenomenon and we believe that to preserve their expression is a collective duty. We are committed to collect and make accessible this historical and cultural heritage, with a philanthropic motivation.
Our aim is to educate and to build knowledge about children’s expression by collecting, and providing access to professionals in the humanities and to the general public.
Thank you for letting others know that they too can contribute.
You never really know what a child is thinking. The novelty of the world is at their every turn and their reactions to it are authentic. Looking at these images you become familiar with an honest perception. (…) Sometimes mature, well-emoted images come from the hand of a child that leave us with a similar novelty and amazement. This experience keeps the child in us alive, and doubly, allows us to see how ubiquitous human experiences and emotions are, regardless of age. Memories like these leave us with the important sense that we aren’t too much different than the child we once were.Alex, Digitization Centre, McMaster University Library