Sunday, December 13, 2015

Miniatures: The Fairy Castle

What about this amazing miniature doll house?!
The silent film star Colleen Moore created this intricate fairy castle by hiring Hollywood set designers, as well as other craftsmen and artisans from around the world, to make miniature sets and furniture for its rooms. Highlights include a bear skin rug made from a taxidermied mouse, a painting by Walt Disney, and the world's tiniest Bible. It took seven years to make and was completed in 1935. The Fairy Castle is part of the collection of The Museum of Science + Industry in Chicago.

Here's time-lapse of its installation with information about the nine-month conservation it underwent.