Dolls’ Houses Past & Present began in 2009 as an online meeting place for owners and collectors, conservationists and restorers of both old (sometimes very old) and new dolls’ houses, with the intention of helping to fill the gap left by the demise of the print publication International Dolls House News.
The site has grown and developed over the years and is now considered to be an internationally significant dolls’ house resource, referenced by museums, and sellers or restorers of antique and vintage dolls’ houses. We aim to promote research into, and provide information on, dolls’ house makers of all periods, especially the 19th and 20th centuries, in production in the USA, the UK, Germany, Sweden and other countries.
We have a large, worldwide membership, and many members gladly share their expertise in identifying makers, restoration/conservation, or finding materials and miniatures, for dolls’ houses old and new.
Our site is co-ordinated and managed entirely by volunteers and is non-profit making. Membership is required to be able to post on the site but joining is free. Members may donate towards the costs of maintaining the site, but this is optional.
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