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Spielzeugmuseum (Museum Lydia Bayer)
Karlstra├če 13-15
90403 N├╝rnberg
Germany

Gilding Krusel dolls for bees

as part of the exhibition
"Swarm of bees & honey happiness. Insect keeping in toy format"

Apisculptor Birgit Maria J├Ânsson: Kruseler P├╝ppchen f├╝r Bienen, 2024
Apisculptor Birgit Maria J├Ânsson: Kruseler P├╝ppchen f├╝r Bienen, 2024

Honey bees are among the most complex animals on earth. They form socially active insect colonies. In the case of bees, which are on average 12 mm in size, the leap in scale to the toy format takes place exceptionally as an enlargement: Toy bees are 10 to 15 cm in size. Many of them are soft and fluffy to play with.

The exhibition shows the importance of bees for honey and wax production and for the pollination of over 70% of the world's plant-based foods. Toys make global challenges clear and understandable through play.

Gilding Krusel dolls for bees

Over the Easter period, the Krusel doll for bees will be covered by Apisculptor Birgit Maria J├Ânsson in a dress of pure gold to coincide with the bee exhibition in the Toy Museum.

Fragments of children's toys from the 14th century have been found in southern Europe. What they all have in common is the fashionable headdress, the cruseler. The Nuremberg Toy Museum has such a little doll made of pipe clay on display. It now stands in front of the door as a beehive and is gilded until it is filled with bees. At the same time, there is a bee exhibition in the Toy Museum.

 

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