started with an idea
It was in the year 1994, when Hildegard Günzel started to bring a long
nourished wish to a great achievement. She wanted to raise a museum for
collectors and doll admirer. Together with Christian Kohl, the architect of
Kohl & Kohl she developed her "Museum of modern Doll Art".
Inside the manufacturing site in Duisburg-Asterlagen was not only the
production of top-class, noble dolls and figurines, it also housed one of
the largest exhibitions of modern doll art in the world.
In the year 1996 the museum finally opened its gates to the public. The
award winning architecture was build accordingly to the wishes and
conception of Hildegard Günzel, who was in charge of the design of this
The here shown picture material is made by Britta Lauer, who kept the
memento of the ambience in these photographs. The museum was untouched and
still before moving in.
Uncounted visitors from all over the globe took part watching many wonderful
exhibits in over 18 years. The exhibition also included several theatre
scenes and on the gallery there were regular sculpturing workshops with
We would like to take the Opportunity to remember this time on this page.
And even there was a move in 2014 to a new ambience and the exhibition was
taken to the new manufacturing site, it will always remain a part of the
success story and a very fulfilling part of the life of Hildegard Günzel.
We are all looking forward to your visit in the future at Hildegard Günzels
exhibitions. Feel welcome to arrange a date with our team any time.
Compendium of the Manufacturing site
and the Museum of modern Doll Art