Plush, Play & Pioneers - Women in toy design

08. March 2024 – 27. October 2024

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.


Media contact
Andrea Häner-Roth
Communications Manager
Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel
Steinenvorstadt 1
CH-4051 Basel
Telephone +41 (0)61 225 95 95

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