Plush, Play & Pioneers -
Women in toy design

Women have played a key role in creating some of the best known and most popular toys: from classic dolls and plush toys to building sets, from board games to therapeutic educational toys. These women paid great attention to the needs of children and shaped educational reforms.

The exhibition presents pioneering women who were, or still are, successful in the toy industry, highlighting their creative work, their working conditions and struggle for equality. The women portrayed have had an influence on the world of toys and, through innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, have created a variety of toys that are now represented in museums around the globe.

Events

Programme for the special exhibition

All Events

Plush, Play & Pioneers - 
Women in toy design, Basler Ferienpass: Self-made toys


10 am – 12 pm

Basler Ferienpass: Self-made toys

Drawing inspiration from the exhibition, we will create a funny playmate or companion using fabric, wood and other materials.
Minimum age: 8; guided by: Junioratelier
Registration: www.basler-ferienpass.ch

Plush, Play & Pioneers - 
Women in toy design, Basler Ferienpass: Self-made toys


10 am – 12 pm

Basler Ferienpass: Self-made toys

Drawing inspiration from the exhibition, we will create a funny playmate or companion using fabric, wood and other materials.
Minimum age: 8; guided by: Junioratelier
Registration: www.basler-ferienpass.ch

Alma Siedhoff Buscher


10 am – 6 pm

Alma Siedhoff-Buscher – 10 000 wooden toy blocks

Anpacken, losbauen und der Fantasie sowie Kreativität freien Lauf lassen!

Plush, Play & Pioneers - 
Women in toy design, Basler Ferienpass: Self-made toys


10 am – 12 pm

Basler Ferienpass: Self-made toys

Drawing inspiration from the exhibition, we will create a funny playmate or companion using fabric, wood and other materials.
Minimum age: 8; guided by: Junioratelier
Registration: www.basler-ferienpass.ch