This past Saturday, I visited the Denver Museum of Minatures, Dolls and Toys. The mission of the Museum is to provide educational and cultural services to the greater Rocky Mountain region through the preservation, exhibition, collection and interpretation of the visual arts using miniatures, dolls and toys.
I spent a few hours touring the miniature doll houses, the doll collections including antique Japanese dolls acquired through the 1927 Friendship Doll exchange between Japan and the United States, Native American dolls, and an impressive Barbie Doll collection.
In addition, the miniature doll houses made by different artists and enthusiasts were a wonder to see! There is so much to see there and the museum offers workshops for children and educates those who visit the importance and sacredness of doll collecting.
Check out the museum the next time you are in Denver.
For more information contact: Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys 1880 Gaylord Street Denver, CO 80206 Telephone: 303-322-1053
I am an emerging self taught doll artist who is learning how to improve my craft. I started doll making 3 years ago and stopped due to entrepreneurial pursuits. Now with the help of my mentor Francine Haskins, I am beginning the craft again with much more vigor and interest. Please share this journey with me.