COLLECTION AND ARCHIVE

COLLECTION

When the time I stepped into the museum, it literally somehow threw me back to the 19th century, the reception is made up by a collection of miniature theater set and they try to keep the original look of the reception desk since 1960’s.

What's inside the museum?

It is a collection of mainly Victorian toys. On display in six small rooms and two winding staircases. I walked through their different collection of toys, which also include the old games and little cars. They have lots of collection, including dolls, teddy bears, folk toys, toys from around the world, dolls houses, toy theater, optical toys, toy soldiers and more besides.

Which collection I specifically looking?  

I found my interests in looking at these theater set collection. Here are some of the examples. They are really delicate and beautiful and also shows the layer of a theater setting, which create the dramatic effect.

How to apply the knowledge of these collection into my artworks?

COLLECTION
V&A TOY
MUSEUM
COLLECTION
QUEEN MARY'S
DOLL HOUSE

V&A Toy Museum:

What's inside the museum?

There are a huge collection of toys from all over the world which are for different ages kids. Again, I focused on the section of doll houses and miniature stuff.

What inspiring me?

Here’s an interesting points written in the section of miniature world. “Many toys represent things that are familiar to children, from houses and shops to miniature furniture. Children’s imaginations allow them to populate entire worlds with complex characters, stories and relationships. Do you think we ever grow out of imaginary play? "

 I think maybe we are all still framing our characters by those belongings we have and the space we lived in.

QUEEN Mary’s doll house:

I pay my visit to The QUEEN Mary’s doll house in Windsor castle, which is the largest, most beautiful and most famous dolls' house in the world. Built between 1921 and 1924 for Queen Mary, consort of George V, by the leading British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, it includes contributions from over 1,500 of the finest artists, craftsmen and manufacturers of the early twentieth century.

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