Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Toy Design


The Victoria and Albert Museum website has provided this blog in an ongoing project to document and digitise the archives of four major British toy makers of the 20th century held by the museum: Lines Brothers, whose brands include Tri-ang, Pedigree, Frog, Rovex, etc.; Palitoy; Mettoy; and Abbatt toys. The archives of the four toy makers, held at the V&A's Museum of Childhood, are currently being digitised over a three-year period from 2009, and Assistant Curator Sarah Wood created the blog to disseminate information about the companies and their products. Plans are in place for an exhibition and conference, as well as for toy makers' and study days. Current posts feature Meccano and Jenny's place.
Link: http://www.vam.ac.uk/things-to-do/blogs/british-toy-making-blog/home
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