According to the New York Times, the National Cartoon Museum will be moving into the first three floors of the Empire State Building in downtown Manhattan. Mort Walker, the founder of the Museum and the creator of Beetle Bailey, announced that the new location will be opening in Fall of 2006.
Here’s a quote from the NY Times article: “The museum, to open in the fall of 2006, will contain 200,000 original cartoons from more than 50 countries as well as 10,000 books and 1,000 hours of animation, worth about $20 million. The displays will range over eight genres, including newspaper comic strips, comic books, graphic novels and memoirs like Art Spiegelman’s “Maus,” animation, political cartoons, international cartoons and illustration and advertising.”
You can read the full article here.
There’s no word of any sort of web comic presence in the museum, but if you should ever find yourself in the Big Apple this is sure to be an interesting place to visit.