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Enthusiasts “Heroes in the Children's Room” in the German Burgen Museum

13:50  07 august  2022
13:50  07 august  2022 Source:   pressfrom.com

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in the German Burgen Museum on the Veste Heldburg (Hildburghausen district) is the special exhibition “Heroes in the Nursery. The medieval world of elastoline »was opened. The collector of the figures from the material Elastolin, Peter Müller, led the visitors through the show on the opening afternoon, as a spokeswoman for the museum said. The exhibition shows a section of the collection of figures, castles, dioramas, original decorative pieces, drawings, comics and documents that Müller has gathered for decades.

Das Deutsche Burgenmuseum. © Arifoto UG/DPA central picture/dpa/archive image The German Burgen Museum.

Elastolin figures were manufactured by the toy company O. & M. Hausser from Neustadt near Coburg, which, according to the museum, stopped production around 40 years ago. The small elastoline figures, which essentially consist of wood flour and glue, have been elaborately painted and are known beyond Germany. "The motifs are diverse: from animals, soldiers to cowboys and Indians, everything was there," explained museum chief Adina Rösch. Castles and knight figures were also particularly popular, which would often have been composed of entire showcases.

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