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Barbie doll to be exhibited at London museum

Barbie doll to be exhibited at London museum
Barbie doll to be exhibited at London museum

He London Design Museum An exhibition dedicated to the doll opens on Friday Barbiewhich complies 65 years of historywith more than 180 models, including the one that spent six months in space in 2022.

A year after the success of the film Greta Gerwigwith the actress Margot Robbie As the protagonist, Barbie arrives at the Design Museum, west of London, for an exhibition that shows the evolution of “the most famous doll in the world” since its creation.

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“Totally Hair Barbie” from 1992, the best-selling in the world with 10 million copies

London Design Museum

What can be found in the museum?

The exhibition begins with the “Barbie number 1”the first model created, in 1959by the American company Mattel. The exhibition also features the surfer “Sunset Malibu Barbie”, very popular in the 1970s, or the “Totally hair Barbie”from 1992, with her long hair, The best-selling book in the world with 10 million copiesThe first black Barbies or Barbies in wheelchairs also appear.

The organizers of the exhibition said they were proud to exhibit “the only Barbie that has been in space”. This doll model was designed to resemble the Italian Samantha Cristoforetti, the first European to command the International Space Station (ISS).

The Italian astronaut traveled to space with the doll for six months in 2022The exhibition allows you to watch videos of Samantha Cristoforetti in space, floating next to the doll.

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Samantha Cristoforetti, the first European woman to command the International Space Station (ISS), with her Barbie doll.

Samantha Cristoforetti, the first European woman to command the International Space Station (ISS), with her Barbie doll.

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“We are delighted that Samantha’s doll will be presented for the first time since her return from the ISS at the Design Museum,” said Danielle Thom, curator of the exhibition, quoted in a press release.

For Tim Marlow, director of the museum“Design has been at the heart of Barbie’s story since her creation.” Visitors will be able to see “the influence of designers and architects, from Florence Knoll to Frank Gehry, on the world of Barbie,” according to the institution.

The exhibition also dedicates a section to Ken, Barbie’s eternal male companionas well as her younger sister, Skipper.

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