Tiny Worlds Open Up — Miniatures and Cinema Museum
This little museum in Lyon is a gem — part 2
In my previous article, featuring the Museum of Cinema and Miniatures, I showed you the amazing variety of costumes and props from a range of movies and TV shows, all in many rooms that you wind your way through from floor to floor.
But at the top is a whole array of tiny worlds to gaze into. It’s hard to describe what it’s like (which is why I am posting lots of photos). Miniature rooms with incredibly detailed furniture and objects that make dolls’ houses look like plain boxes! If you click on each photo here, you will be able to see the vast array of objects more clearly.
As you can see from my photos, the rooms are not pretty and tidy. Some are derelict, or the kind of messy studio or workroom we all have!
You might think I have taken photos of real rooms, but these were all in glass-fronted cases that you can peer into forever, there is so much to look at. There is even a replica of Maxim’s restaurant.
Many of the miniatures were made by Dan Ohlman, who is world-renowned for his work. He was a cabinet maker for many years before discovering his passion lay in miniatures. Some of the ones in this museum are by other artists, but many are his. His miniatures are in museums and galleries all over the world, but I think this is where you would see most of them.
If you ever visit Lyon, don’t miss this museum! More info here.
For Part 1 of this article (the cinema part of the museum), go here.