Sunday, February 11, 2007

Museum of Childhood

If you turn right through the front door of the Museum of Childhood you will find a small gallery of photographic and cinematic history. There are magic lanterns, spinning disks, cameras, periscopes, simple 3D viewers, Phenakistoscopes, Praxinoscopes and Zoetropes.

As well as providing a look back into history this gallery explains some of the principles of moving images such as persistence of vision. Paper and pencils are provided so that you can make your own short aniation.

The V&A recently bought the museum and has rebuilt the entrance and fitted ramps throughout so the galleries are more accessible than they used to be.

The museum is also celebrating the 50th Birthday of Miffy.

"Happy Birthday Miffy".

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