A unique museum in Moscow: a puppet kingdom. Exhibits from different ages and from different countries
Recently, there has been a surge in interestto collection and interior dolls. Today such a thing can be bought or made by hand after attending special courses. And you can see it in the museum. There is such a special museum in Moscow. There are more than 6,000 exhibits collected there. Let's find out more about this place, suddenly someone will want to visit it.
The most important thing is to know the address where the museum is located. It is located on Pokrovka street, house 13 (metro "Kitay-Gorod"). Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday.
History of creation
Not surprisingly, the Museum of Unique Dolls inMoscow was created by a collector. His, or rather, her name is Julia Vishnevskaya. It was she who opened the gallery in 1996 (it happened on December 22). And it all began with a small porcelain doll found in the grandmother's trunk.
To date, this is the only such museum in Moscow. There are many dolls, they are all different, characteristic and represent different countries.
Its exhibits are really unique. Some of them are of real value for collectors, as they remained in single copies. In addition, many dolls are made in such techniques, which are no longer used today. There you can see the exhibits of manual and factory work.
The Moscow Puppet Museum exhibits not onlyinterior, boudoir dolls, but also whole doll houses with dowry: dishes, furniture, home textiles. They were made before the revolution and were used in the system of raising children as a visual aid for housekeeping. Interestingly, but the dishes for these houses were made in factories, where they made ordinary utensils for people.
The exhibition in the Museum of Puppets is represented by exhibitsthe times of the 17th, 18th, 19th centuries. Among them there are puppets of German, English, Japanese, French and Russian masters. Some specimens are made of porcelain (they are very expensive, both financially and culturally).
There are waxen, wooden dolls. There are species with several facial expressions (crying, laughing, sad), hairpin. In the museum there are many thematic works - Dutch flower dolls, dolls in wedding dresses, male dolls in elegant bowlers.
Particular pride is the work of Russianfactories "Zhuravlev and Kocheshkov", Dunaev, Fedoseev. Unfortunately, there are not so many of them, because many old Russian dolls were destroyed in the period and after the revolution.
The exhibits are located behind glass showcases, silent music plays in the room, setting up the guests of the exhibition for certain vibrations of the soul. Nobody leaves indifferent from this doll world.
What is behind the beauty
Everyone who visited this museum is surprised and amazed by the beauty of old dolls.
After all, many of them - for several centuries. Of course, to our time they could not have remained in perfect condition. Such they are given by the exhibition workers: they restore the appearance of the doll, if possible, the outfits and accessories. If not - then a new wardrobe is sewn, corresponding to the epoch of "birth" of the doll.
It should be noted that the collection of the exhibition is constantlyreplenished. New "residents" are often given as a gift. There was a case when the doll was just thrown at the museum doors at night. An expert evaluation showed that this is a rare specimen of the German puppetry of the 19th century.
What does the museum offer in Moscow?
Dolls, as well as many accessories, toytransport, unique doll houses. The museum occupies a rather small room. But there is a guide in it, who tells about each exhibit - after all, the dolls are represented here, unique, each with its own history.In addition, visitors are introduced to the history of puppetry, its bright representatives and the way it developed.
There, visitors can see musical creations(this is the joint work of the watchmaker Lambert and puppet master Jumo), moving, singing and dancing dolls (mechanical). There are also those who wink playfully. They also amaze with their size: there is an exhibit in human growth, which quietly neighbors with tiny products.
A separate collection can be considered an expositionpuppet accessories. The lorgnettes, mirrors, handbags, ornaments, umbrellas, shoes, whole dining sets and appliances, miniature furniture evoke delight and affection. There are carriages, bicycles and toy bears here.
Admired visitors and "housing" dolls - theirhouses, which are executed in compliance with all architectural norms. In addition, in them the styles and traditions of planning, decoration and interior are maintained. All puppet houses are interesting, but special attention should be paid to the work of Pyotr Lukoyanov (Russian master), as well as whole complexes - English Town House (19th century), the Tudor building (30s of the last century).
Another pride of the exhibition is the doll "Tootsie"which was filmed in the cult Soviet film "Three Fat Men". Everyone who grew up on this film will be interested, so to speak, "live" to see it and touch this mysterious character.
Puppet museum in Moscow: photo, excursions
Of course, the representatives of this exhibition are notplaying dolls. But it is children who love them most, so the exposition will be interesting to them, and, of course, to adult lovers of dolls. The museum also organizes thematic children's parties. The cost of the ticket must be specified on the spot, but a children's ticket is exactly cheaper than an adult.
Among other things, the workers of the exhibition often arrange charity events, inviting socially unprotected children on excursions. For them, organize holidays, conduct excursions.
Of course, it's better to see once than to read a hundred times about this museum in Moscow. There are so many dolls in it, and they are so different that it is rightly called unique.