Smile for the camera!

Nuermberg Toy Museum

THE CONCEPT

Children, toys, photographs.

TOPICS

Over 700 photographs of children, in combination with toys

THE EXHIBITION

Fifty years ago, the City of Nuremberg bought Lydia Beyer’s high-class toy collection. It formed the basis for today’s toy museum, which opened in 1971. Using historical professional studio photographs as well as amateur ‘snaps’, the ‘Smile for the camera!’ special exhibition illustrates the use and meaning of the toys that have become the toy museum’s cultural history treasures of today. The 700 photographs of children cover two long walls – presented on a classical black background, as they were in the albums of their day. They are interspersed with two digital monitors, glass cabinets and a projection screen. The many historical photographs show what is most important about toys: the children!

The photographs of children, in combination with toys from the museum’s collection, are on show until September 2016.

MEDIA COVERAGE

Nuremberg Toy Museum

Data & Facts

Place
Nuermberg
Opening
May 2016
Client
Nuermberg Toy Museum
Exhibition Space
150 m2

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