Puppet Museum, iL Castello dei Burattini
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Puppet Museum, Parma

iL Castello dei Burattini, Puppet Collection


Museo Giordano Ferrari

Since the opening in 2002, Castello dei Burattini bases all its activities on Giordano Ferrari’s desire to transmit the memory of a puppeteers’ life and work.


The Research Centre, with its library and archive, offers to the public one of the most important collection of books, plays, posters, photographs, and correspondences related to the animation world.

The museum contains a considerable part of the material that the puppeteer, Parmesan has patiently collected in over sixty years of activity. The collection is made up not only on the material that the Ferrari family has produced and carved, but from pieces of different origin, collected, purchased or received as gifts from other artists.

Handmade beautiful puppets, marionettes and wooden heads

The approximately 500 pieces on display are only a part of the collection that includes scenes photographs, scripts, books about theater and a paper archive which is important evidence of the entertainment world. The entire collection, which includes about 1,500 pieces including puppets, marionettes, heads and props, 400 sets, posters, scripts and 400 volumes on the puppet theater.

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