26 January 2018 - Fantastic French Miniature Museum



Fantastic French 

Miniature Museum

G'day folks,

 


Miniature museums are often packaged as toy museums or assumed to be a very twee exhibit for doll house enthusiasts, but here is an incredible museum located in the French city of Lyon, where the world of miniatures becomes a whole new dimension.

Founded by Dan Ohlmann, a renowned miniature artist himself, the Musée Miniature & Cinema is split into two parts: one part miniature museum, with hundreds of incredible scaled scenes by renowned artists from around the world, and another part cinematic museum of special effects, which often links back to the miniature world– because of course the film industry has a long history of using miniature film sets before computer-generated effects became the norm.

These are creations that required hundreds of photographs and measurements from real locations. Research is a major part of the process and they can take many months to complete, each element being reproduced at the exact scale using a mix of technical know-how and precision.

These are just a few examples from the collection that this five-story museum holds:















Clancy's comment:  Amazing, eh? The passion of some people has no bounds. 

PS: Oh, happy Australia Day! And, a very good friend of mine has her birthday today. Make it a big one, RG. Love ya work!

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