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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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Pandemic Christmas: Limerick has seen it all before!

‘Happy Christmas. This may seem strange to some who think that this is not a time for rejoicing, that things are too serious with us as present, but we must not lose sight of the fact that the event we celebrate is as same as ever’.(1) Referring to challenges brought by the First World War, […]

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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 […]