Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Pagan Eye: Toys & Dreams at the Museum of Childhood

This tableau depicting dolls observing toys coming alive at night is part of an exhibition called Dream On at the V and A Museum of Childhood. In the background are children's descriptions of their dreams with photos illustrating them.

The exhibition is surreal and beautiful - and is suitable for both adults and children to go and see. I would recommend it if you are interested in the worlds of dreams and the imagination. It is free to get in and runs until January 2019.

I have always been fascinated by dolls and toys and their associations with the magical and the fantastical - one of the reasons I wrote a book on Poppets and Magical Dolls. The  Museum of Childhood also contains a few other magical dolls from around the world, which I will be blogging about in the future.

The Museum of Childhood is at Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9PA. Admission is free.

My Pagan Eye posts show photos that I find interesting - seasonal images, pagan sites, events, or just pretty pictures.

If you want to send me a photo for a Pagan Eye post, please email it to badwitch1234@gmail.com Let me know what the photo shows and whether you want your name mentioned or not. For copyright reasons, the photo must be one you have taken yourself.

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