Snap shots of history by way of doll houses.

by The REJIGIT Blog

The National Building Museum in Washington DC has a new exhibit. On loan from the Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood in London, this new exhibit called “Small Stories: At Home in a Dollhouse” is a collection of twelve historical doll houses which provides a unique and intimate snap shot of British residential architecture and home decor over the past three hundred years.

The exhibition runs in Washington from May 2016 to January 2017 and covers developments in architecture and design in country mansions, Georgian town houses, suburban villas, newly-built council estates and high-rise apartments. Many of the houses, their furniture and dolls have been specially conserved for the exhibition with around 1,900 objects being restored over two years in the Victoria & Albert Museum’s conservation department.