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Jayati Godhawat

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On International Museum Day, We Revisit Our Memories Of This One-Of-Its-Kind Doll Museum

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  •  May 18, 2017

 

Doll museum in Jaipur was set up in 1974 to bring forth the diverse cultures of India and the world through the display of dolls.

It was closed down a few years back for restoration and was reopened for the general public in February, last year after its inauguration by its restorer Mr. S.S. Bhandari. It now exhibits over 250 dolls from all over the world.

The collection includes dolls showcasing the state specific bridal outfits, Egyptian dolls, dolls representing various Asian countries, student life in India, and so on.

The ambiance of the museum was also modified with new marble flooring, air-conditioned rooms, and dust free environment to prevent deterioration of the dolls. The dolls are made of different materials like rubber, Plaster of Paris, clay, etc. They are being purchased from various places of the world and are kept in beautiful glass showcases in the museum.

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Couples representing dress-up of various states of India

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Couples of Different states of India

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Representation of State-Specific Variety Wedding Outfits Adorned In India.

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Dolls Dressed As Punjabi Bride & Groom

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Maharashtrian Couple

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European Dolls

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Dolls Showcasing Children Playing In India

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Children Playing Basketball

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Representation of Classroom in India.

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Asian Doll

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One World- Art In Creation

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Display of Different Cultures.

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Depiction Of Krishna

The price of entry tickets are fairly reasonable, Rs. 10 for Indian visitors and Rs. 50 for foreigners. Special price of Rs. 5 is also kept for the student visitors. The visiting hours of the museum are from 9 am to 4 pm (Tuesday Closed). It’s located in Govt. Deaf & Dumb School on JLN Road near Police Memorial (Trimurti Circle) and is just 4kms away from the City Centre.

So, what are you waiting for? Dress up, visit the Doll Museum, and don’t forget to get some selfies with the dolls and share it with us.

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Sanchit Sethi
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(This article was first published on February 27, 2016) 

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