The international Puppetry Day is celebrated on March 21, 2018

The international Puppetry Day is celebrated today, on March 21 (video)

The idea of celebrating this holiday belongs to the famous puppet-maker from Iran, Javad Zolfaghariho. In 2000, at the XVIII Congress of the International Union of Puppet Theater Leaders (Union Internationale de la Marionnette, UNIMA) in Magdeburg, he proposed to mark the Puppetry Day all over the world. Despite general approval, it took another two years for this holiday to gain official status. The tradition of this Day worldwide celebration was laid down on March 21, 2003.

We congratulate all puppet masters and puppeteers and wish them creative success and inspiration!

To mark the holiday we have prepared a photo album about our collection of unique music dolls and automata. You can see dolls-musicians and acrobats, musical paintings, mini-theaters and many other prominent exhibits.

The collection that is consolidated in the Museum is extremely diverse. It continues to be replenished with new exhibits from all over the world. It happens sometimes that the objects are obtained in a very deplorable state, and then they are carefully repaired by the Museum art restorers.

You have a possibility to take a glance in the creative backstage and see the work of the Museum "COLLECTION" Restoration Center in the thematic video.