The Person behind the Collection: Maya Sunario

Born and raised in Indonesia, Maya Sunario’s love for dolls first began when she was given her first fashion doll, Sindy, a British fashion doll created by Pedigree Dolls & Toys in 1963. She then discovered Barbie dolls, made by its rival, Mattel Inc. In the 1970s, playing with these dolls felt like a privilege […]

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Dolls, Dolls, and more Dolls!

Last month, The People’s Museum of Limerick looked at the Irish Crolly Doll. Garbed in Irish tweed and hand-knit, the Crolly Dolls on display in Limerick form part of a huge collection of Crolly Dolls donated to the Museum of Childhood Ireland / Músaem Óige na hÉireann by Anne O’Leary in 2018. The Crolly Doll […]

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Crolly Dolls: Ireland’s Doll-making past

Made first in the Donegal Gaeltacht/ Irish-speaking district of Gweedore in 1939, Crolly dolls are an Irish doll that form part of Ireland’s cultural, economic and social history. From the Museum of Childhood, Músaem Óige na hÉireann, The People’s Museum of Limerick are currently displaying a selection of dolls that trace the evolution and history […]