IBIS was established in 1995 to encourage research into, and to facilitate the exchange of information on book and periodical illustrations, the artists and their publishers. The Society has a worldwide membership including artists, collectors, bibliographers, writers and general enthusiasts. Whilst IBIS embraces all aspects of illustrative art, the main emphasis is on the illustration of texts in English since the 1830s.

Current and Forthcoming Events

Visit our Events page to see details of exhibitions, talks and other events which we think will be of interest to our members.


There will be a special visit to the Mary V. Wheelhouse exhibition at the Heath Robinson Museum in Pinner, on the afternoon of 5 March 2023, from 14:30. Curator, Geoffrey Beare, will be present to give a brief gallery tour and to discuss the work on exhibition.

The visit will be free to IBIS members (£6 for guests) which will include complimentary admission to the exhibition and permanent gallery spaces.

Booking essential - visit our Events page for further details.

Email List

We invite IBIS members to join our email list. This will enable us to notify you of events and to report news in a more timely manner. The list will remain private and used only by members of the IBIS committee.
To join our list, start by clicking here.

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