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A story of discovery in the collection, by Susan Gardner, curator at the Museum of Childhood.

Christine and Robin Stark. I’ve read their names many times in the museum’s inventory and often wondered who they were.


Women on Wikipedia

Yesterday, for International Women’s Day, staff and volunteers at the Museum of Childhood did a wikipedia edit-a-thon to get more women onto the web.

wiki edit

Women are shockingly under-represented on wikipedia, and this, combined with the general low status of toy-making as a craft or art form, results in a sad lack of presence for this group of creative, talented and overlooked craftswomen.