The permanent exhibition at the Kamenice nad Lipou Chateau.

The Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague has been collecting toys since its inception in 1885; currently, this collection totals 3,500 items. Toys featured in the collection mostly come from Bohemian Lands and German-speaking regions, dating from the 18th century to the present. They are made from various materials such as wood, metals, textiles, porcelain, ceramics, paper, and plastic or rubber. Dolls and their accessories (dolls’ houses, furnishings, small-size furniture, rocking horses, baby carriages, etc.) are featured prominently in the collection alongside tin soldier figures, building and construction kits, board games, early 20th-century modern toys, Czech designer toys of the second half of the 20th century, and, finally, a collection of miniature Matchbox card models.

Desdemona figurine (2019, sprucewood, turned and hand-painted) is exhibited at the permanent exhibition LOOK FOR A TOY! alongside the toys mentioned above. 

To see more information about the permanent exhibition, click here: https://www.upm.cz/look-for-a-toy/ 

Kamenice nad Lipou Chateau

Náměstí Československé armády 1
Kamenice nad Lipou
Booking office +420 565 432 667

Opening hours:

May to September: Tuesday–Sunday 10am–5pm, Monday closed
April and October: Tuesday–Friday 10am–3pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am–5pm, Monday closed
November to March: Tuesday–Friday 10am–3pm, Saturday–Monday closed

How are Tititi figurines made?

Tititi is a brand founded in 2019 by Tereza Talichová, which has since managed to establish itself in the field of contemporary Czech design for children. It focuses on the author’s painted wooden figurines, personifying in an individual form a number of different types of people, artists or dramatic characters from theatrical or literary works, viewed through a playful lens and with attention to detail.

Each of the figures is first created by turning the body of the figurine from wood (spruce, oak, linden). Except for exceptions, it is a symmetrical, vertical shape, individualized according to the designed profile (silhouette) and then finished with an original painting