Barbie - the first 50. Years...
A presentation from my collection...

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Opening hours / Oeffnungszeiten   .......... .......... Prices / Eintrittspreise  
           
Monday closed / geschlossen        
Tuesday 14:00 – 17:00        
Wednesday 14:00 – 17:00     Adults / Erwachsene Swiss Francs 10.00
Thursday 14:00 – 17:00     Students / Studenten, Lehrlinge Swiss Francs   7.00
Friday 14:00 – 17:00     Children / Kinder Swiss Francs   3.00
Saturday 14:00 – 17:00        
Sunday 10:00 – 17:00        
           
           
           


01. June 2009 to 27. September 2009 on display at ...
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The  Children Museum
Laendliweg 7
5400 Baden AG / Switzerland

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The stately Villa was built and designed 1896/97 in the style of an italian country house.
The building with its lovely attached park – invites the visitors before or after the visit of the museum for a relaxing and pleasant outdoor stay.
Since the Year 2000 the estate belongs to foundation of the Swiss childrens Museum, donated by the Chappuis-Speiser family.
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I would like to express my gratitude to the Kaysel family who are the trustees of  it all.
It has been their initiative to give me the opportunity displaying a small fraction of my collection to the public until the end of September 2009.
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In the entrance area the first three Barbie dolls greet everybody with big smiles.
There are Elvis and Priscilla's Wedding Day, and in the background John Travolta as Edna Turnblad.
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Setup discussion with Sonja, Marcel and myself of how to present the dolls in their shelves and how many.
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The first shelf is accomplished and we deserve a break.
Here I show dolls of my collection from the Years 1959 - 1985, which I have labeled individually with names, fashion and Year of origin.
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In the subsequent list I summarized all the dolls that I have on display in the childrens Museum.
I deliberately renounced to display only blonde dolls, because I want to show that Mattel also produced ethnic-
and many other dolls with different hair colors. ......

1959 - 1969   1970 - 1979   1980 - 1989
         
1959 Ponytail Barbie #1 (Repro) in Original Bathing Suit   1970 Francie Groovin Pretty Hair   1980 Italian Barbie 
1960 Ponytail Barbie # 4 (Repro) in Midnight blue    1970 Francie Hair happenings    1980 Royal Barbie 
1961 Bubble Cut Barbie in Fashion Editor   1970 Julia in 2-piece Nurse Uniform   1981 Disco Barbie 
1961 Bubble Cut Barbie in Golden Glory   1970 Julia yellow oxydated Hair in Rare Pair   1981 Disco Ken 
1962 Bubble Cut Barbie in Solo in the Spotlight   1970 Julia orange oxydated Hair in Plush Pony   1981 Western Barbie 
1962 Bubble Cut Barbie in Red Flare and Dog ‘n Doods   1970 Talking Christie in Leisure Leopard   1982 Magic Curl black Barbie 
1962 Ken in Original Bath Trunks   1970 Talking Ken   1982 India Barbie 
1962 Ponytail Barbie #6 (Repro) in Original Bathing Suit   1971 Live Action Christie   1983 Horse Loving Barbie 
1963 Fashion Queen Barbie with 3 Original wigs   1971 Live Action PJ   1983 Twirly Curls Hispanic Barbie 
1963 Midge in Orange Blossom   1971 Malibu Francie   1984 Sweet Roses PJ 
1963 Midge (Repro) in Senior Prom   1972 Living Barbie   1984 Loving You Barbie 
1964 Allan in Original Bath Trunks   1973 Mod Hair Ken   1985 Billy Boy Barbie 
1965 Bendable leg Midge in Barbeque and Babysitter Gift Set   1973 Quick Girl Barbie   1985 My first black Barbie 
1965 Midge in Rare Pair and wig   1973 Quick Curl Miss America Barbie   1986 Rockstar Barbie 
1966 Francie with Original Bathing Suit   1974 Sweet sixteen Barbie   1986 Rockstar Diva 
1966 Francie in Outdoor life   1974 Sun Valley Barbie   1986 Tropical black Barbie 
1967 Black Francie (Repro) in The Wild Bunch   1975 Gold medal Ken   1986 Tropical Miko 
1967 Casy with Original Bathing Suit   1975 Gold Medal PJ   1987 Feeling Groovy Barbie 
1968 Talking Stacey with Original Bathing Suit   1976 Ballerina Barbie   1987 Heart Family Grandma 
1969 New Talking Christie in Dancing Stripes   1976 Ballerina Cara   1987 Heart Family Grandpa 
    1977 Fashion Photo Barbie   1988 BiBops Becky Barbie
    1977 Fashion Photo Christie   1988 Star Dream Barbie 
    1978 Pretty Changes Barbie   1989 Superstar black Ken 
    1978 Beauty Secrets Christie   1989 Teen Dance Jazzie
    1979 Hawaiian Barbie    
    1979 Kissing Christie    
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1990 - 1999   2000 - 2008    
         
1990 Nigerian Barbie    2000 Black Barbie 2000     
1990 Air Force Barbie   2000 Givenchy Barbie    
1991 Marine Corps black Barbie   2000 Dr. No from the James Bond Series    
1991 Swan Lake Barbie   2001 Cher    
1991 Beverly Hills 90210 Dylan   2001 James Dean / American Legend    
1992 Benefit Ball Barbie   2002 Princess of the Nile    
1992 English Barbie   2003 Happy Family Grandpa    
1993 City Style Barbie   2003 Barbie as that Girl    
1993 Opening Night Barbie    2003 Elle Woods from Legally Blonde    
1994 Evening Extravaganza black Barbie    2004 Nichelle Urban Hipster    
1994 Savvy Shopper Barbie    2005 Daria Shopping Queen    
1995 Medieval Lady Barbie    2006 On Location Monte Carlo Barbie    
1995 Midnight Gala Barbie    2006 Hairspray John Travolta as Edna Turnblad    
1996 Radiant Rose Barbie    2007 Top Model Teresa     
1996 Ralph Lauren Barbie    2008 Elvis and Priscilla Wedding Day    
1997 Anne Klein Barbie         
1997 Winner’s Circle Barbie         
1998 Becky School Photographe         
1998 Audrey Hepburn Breakfast by Tiffany         
1998 Summer in San Francisco Barbie         
1999 Avon Representative black Barbie         
1999 Nascar Official #94 Barbie        

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Now the second shelf is finished and I have all the placards in place indicating Year and Name of each doll.
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Simultaneously the Fashion Doll Club Switzerland is presented of which I am on of the two presidents.
In the below displayed illustration the first edition of the Year 2009 is shown and next to it is our Club logo doll.
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www.fashiondollclubswitzerland.ch.vu
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Of course flyers and publications of the past 50. Years about Barbie are a must.
All this had been compiled and arranged with the kind support of the museum's trustees, the Kaysel family.
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The guestbook is an absolute highlight, where every child or visitor may comment their impressions.
Some pages are created with great care and interesting designs.
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With the helping hand of Marcel we are covering triangular shelves in which there will be five each Bob Mackie original Barbie dolls.
A tricky business because the fabric was extremely lively and slippery.
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Bob Mackie Barbie dolls
 
1992 Bob Mackie, Neptune Fantasy 
1993 Bob Mackie, Masquerade Ball 
1994 Bob Mackie, Queen of Hearts 
1997 Bob Mackie, Madame du Barbie 
1998 Bob Mackie, Fantasy Goddes of Asia 
1999 Bob Mackie, Le Papillon 
1999 Bob Mackie, Fantasy Goddess of Africa
2000 Bob Mackie, Lady Liberty 
2000 Bob Mackie, Goddess of the Americas 
2000 Bob Mackie, Radiant Redhead

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My small realistic Barbie world is also very important.
I decided to select the fabric-shop, the bakery and a few sales showcases of a confectionery for this small display.
And here we have a big croud, incredibly that so many Barbie dolls fit in these shops.
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Unfortunately the Photos show some glare from the glass which is to protect the displays.
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Here is a presentation of a local TV-Station about this exhibit in Swiss German - enjoy!
Please click on the Logo below.
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The culmination of it all is to show how to create a makeover doll from a standard Mattel Barbie doll into a customized personal creation,
this is an example of what we do in our Clubmeetings.
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