mercredi 14 décembre 2011

The Museum of Miniatures In Lyons

Here's a wonderful place in Lyons, France - the International Museum of Miniatures and Decorations.
The museum poster
Created in 1990 and maintained by a miniaturist Dan Ollman, the International Museum of Miniatures moved to the Mansion of Lawyers in 2005 to the centre of old Lyons. 
The museum occupies the area of 2000 m2 and 7 storeys.
No matter how old you are, the museum won't let you indifferent. It is divided into 2 parts:
1) original items and decorations from famous movies, miniatures, masks, robots etc. generously provided by the best cinema studios of the world. The stunning collection opens the mysteries of stunts and special effects of the cinematograph.
2) Miniature copies of various places and buildings, such as bars and restaurants from different epochs, castles and hospitals, churches and shops... Real masterpieces of hard work and endurance, 100% copies of various places and domestic scenes. Both works of Dan Ollman and other miniaturists have been collected here. Though, the main part is devoted to Lyons, its constructions and symbolic buildings:  Brasserie George, Saint Paul prison, Lyon Opera...
Lyons is often called the cradle of cinematograph, world-known Lumiere brothers who created cinematograph lived here in Lyons. 
The Museum has exhibits from various shootings: from "Star Wars" to "Da Vinci Code". Two separate storeys of the museum are devoted to "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer" movie.
How many of the characters you know? How many movies do you recognize?
Close look
But in the museum it looks like this...
The smallest miniatures may be adored forever!
For some of them you'll need a magnifying glass.
The operating shop
Ollman himself

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