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Susanne.G.
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Today's Guardian has an interesting article on the Museum of Childhood exhibition including pictures and interviews.

December 6, 2014 at 6:26 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Zoe H
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Thanks Susanne!  Here's a link to the online article - I'm off to read it properly now:


http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/dec/06/dolls-houses-little-windows-on-past-lauren-child

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December 6, 2014 at 8:15 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Rebecca Green
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Thanks, Susanne. It doesn't seem to be online yet - or at least I can't find it. I did find this article about "dream rooms" created for the exhibition by 19 designers, in 12" boxes: http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2014/nov/22/dream-rooms-in-dolls-houses-in-pictures

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December 6, 2014 at 8:22 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Rebecca Green
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Oh, thank you Zoe! I don't find The Guardian's website easy to navigate - I can't even see a search tool!

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December 6, 2014 at 8:23 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Susanne.G.
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Zoe H at December 6, 2014 at 8:15 AM

Thanks Susanne!  Here's a link to the online article - I'm off to read it properly now:


http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/dec/06/dolls-houses-little-windows-on-past-lauren-child

Oh yes, I meant to point out that one too !

December 6, 2014 at 9:00 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Rosemary
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That article is slightly confusing about the present ownership of Peggy's House.  Her nephew put it up for auction at Bonhams in 2011 and the V & A bid for it and won the house at a price in the region of £4,000.

December 6, 2014 at 11:02 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Zoe H
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The theme of the article was all about dolls' houses being passed down within families so maybe it was a case of not letting the truth get in the way of a good story, Rosemary! I was interested to learn of the Hamleys/Lines connection which I hadn't heard of before.

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December 6, 2014 at 3:06 PM Flag Quote & Reply

cestina
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My daughter and I have an invitation to the private view of the exhibition next Thursday.  We are much looking forward to it and I shall report back..... :)

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December 6, 2014 at 6:29 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Zoe H
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Oh, Cestina, you lucky lady! I hope you have a fab visit and look forward to hearing what you think of it.

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December 7, 2014 at 1:27 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Violet
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Just back from a super fab few days in London (Michael Buble at the O2 was just wonderful, wot a performer!).  At Home in a D.house, Bethnal Green is not to be missed.  Houses and contents are out of this world.  Tip, get there when it opens before the kiddiwinks appear, then you have quiet to listen to the recordings on each house from the occupants, and light the rooms up.  Bought a book on the V& A d.house collection which shows a lot of them in detail.  So enjoyed the rest of the museum exhibits as well.  A day to remember indeed, only improvement would have been Michael Buble performing just for me amongst the dolls houses......... A dream come true!  Violet 

December 17, 2014 at 4:17 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Comfort
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have a wee crush, Violet!? lol

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December 17, 2014 at 11:40 AM Flag Quote & Reply

cestina
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I never reported back on the Private View, did I?   Partly because, although it was very enjoyable for other reasons, it wasn't really possible to see the houses very well and one certainly couldn't listen to the audio stories.

Many people standing around with glasses of delicious bubbly stuff chatting!   I had the opportunity of meeting those charged with taking the exhibition to Prague, which was very useful, and it was lovely to look at some of the other exhibits with the benefit of a tame ex-curator in tow!   

I shall be heading back very soon with my granddaughter, and probably for a third time with some friends.   I echo what Violet says though - it's fabulous.   And it was interesting to hear Jessie Burton, the author of The Miniaturist,  who was the guest speaker, on her early fascination with dolls houses.

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December 17, 2014 at 12:01 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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