Panel Borders: The art of W. Heath Robinson and the work of The Cartoon Museum

Alex Fitch interviews Anita O’Brien, curator at The Cartoon Museum in London about their current exhibition on W. Heath Robinson and the ongoing work of the gallery…

Originally broadcast as a clear spot at 4.30pm, 24/09/07 on Resonance FM
(mp3 format, 13.9mb)

Please note: The exhibition – Heath Robinson’s Helpful Solutions – ends on October 7th and the museum is closed on Mondays.

Tomorrow and next week there are talks in the museum as follows:

25 September 6.30 – 7.30 pm
The Englishness of Heath Robinson
Simon Heneage, co-curator of the exhibition and author of the catalogue Heath Robinson’s Helpful Solutions, gives an illustrated talk on what makes William Heath Robinson one of the most English of all British cartoonists.

3 October 6.30 – 7.30 pm
Innovative space-making and architecture inspired by Heath Robinson’s Inventive World.
CJ Lim, Professor of Architecture and Cultural Design at UCL’s Bartles School of Architecture, and Heath Robinson enthusiast, talks about his love of the artist’s work and how it inspires his own designs.

For more info and a selection of different file formats you can download or stream, please visit the home of this episode at

Links: Wikipedia pages on The Cartoon Museum and W. Heath Robinson
The Cartoon Museum website
The William Heath Robinson Trust website
The BBC’s Comics Britannia website