A site created with vocation and commitment: the Argentinian Puppet Museum pays tribute to a very long tradition.
Two People, Four Hands, One Vision
There is something special within these walls: a vocation that gave origin to the museum, witnessed to its creation and maintains it. As we went in, a woman welcomed us with a smile that went straight to our hearts: Sarah Bianchi, present headmistress of the museum and one of the two women who created it.
The Argentinian Puppet Museum was created in 1983 and for years it has existed and accumulated heritage without having a venue. It was not until 1996 that it started to operate at its present venue, a few years after the death of its co-founder: Mane Bernardo. One same house witnessed to the birth of this puppet pioneer in Argentina and to the work that culminated her life effort: the museum.
Today that dream is still alive, not only as a space to display puppets from all over the world, as a specialized library for researchers and all those interested in the subject, as a place for temporary shows with workshops and activities, but also as a hall where plays both for children and adults are constantly presented.
Such a place would seem impossible without the passion of those who believed their vision was worth in spite of all inconveniences. Years passed and the museum grew. Visitors may come along any day and find a woman by the door. Simple, just as if she had popped up from a fairy tale, her smile welcomes those who wish to spend some time among the puppets.
Bear in mind: Various workshops, seminars and guided tours are held at the museum. Likewise, shows for children, and later on during the day for adults, are presented at Federico García Lorca Hall. Ask about timetables and programs. There are puppets for sale.