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Acquired in 2014 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Sillén, Gunnar
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collection_code
MoC
credit
date_end
2002-12-31
date_start
2002-01-01
date_text
2002 (published)
descriptive_line
Unmade paper model in sheet form depicting Father Christmas and a coal powered lighthouse. Internet print-out on one page. Published by Gunnar Sillén, 2002
dimensions
Height: 21 cm, Width: 29.7 cm
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Part of the Robert Freidus Architectural Paper Model Collection.
id
1142995
label
last_checked
2014-08-31T21:10:18.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-31T21:10:18.000Z
latitude
54.313919
location
In Storage
longitude
-2.23218
marks
materials
paper, ink
materials_techniques
Printing, ink on paper
museum_number
LOAN:AMERICANFRIENDS.685:276-2014
museum_number_token
loanamericanfriends6852762014
object_number
O1295226
object_type
Model
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physical_description
Unmade paper model in sheet form depicting Father Christmas and a coal powered lighthouse. Internet print-out on one page.
place
Great Britain
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public_access_description
Unmade paper model in sheet form depicting Father Christmas and a coal powered lighthouse. Internet print-out on one page. Published by Gunnar Sillén, 2002. The Robert Freidus Paper Model Collection contains in excess of 12,000 models of architectural structures. These models remain in their unmade state. The models vary from simple press-out shapes, to more complex objects that require cutting, folding and sticking to produce their intended shape. The models come in various forms; boxed sets, postcards, pages from magazines, and jig-saw puzzles. The collection includes a large number of famous landmarks, versions of which have been produced by many manufacturers. Some models are less well known, including fictional locations from television programmes, and one amateur designer’s own house. Some publishers focus on a specific genre of buildings such as lighthouses while others set out to illustrate types of houses and buildings rather than specific examples. The first paper models, those to be cut out from a sheet and assembled, appeared in Europe in the 17th Century. The earliest commercial models recorded, appeared in French toy catalogues in 1800. From then on paper models became popular across Europe particularly in Germany, and in the later half of the century, the UK. Manufacturers such as Pellerin and Schreiber began producing series with hundreds of models, from famous landmarks to farmhouses and specific scenes. Originally designed for children, paper models gave their owners the chance to learn about places and people in other parts of the world. The best example of this is Milton Bradley’s Village series produced in the late 19th and early 20th Century, which showed the people of a particular country and the houses they lived in. Towards the end of the 20th Century paper modelling became increasingly popular with an adult audience and many kits were designed for a more sophisticated modeller. During this time television tie-ins also started appearing on the market reflecting the emerging trend of media merchandising. More recently with the development of the Internet, models have appeared online and these have been printed and added to the collection. Some of these models are stand alone items, while others can be used with model railways or in fantasy role playing games.
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1
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slug
model-sillen-gunnar
sys_updated
2014-07-24T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
printing
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
2002
year_start
2002