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The list of links on this page will grow in time and will cover all sorts of useful and interesting information
Puppeteers UK (PUK)
An organisation for puppeteers in the UK
Union Internationale de la Marionnette. The world organisation for puppet theatre
British arm of UNIMA
British Puppet and Model Theatre Guild
The UK’s oldest puppet organisation
Tools and Materials
Timber and woodworking tools
Inchmartine Tool Bazaar
Antique and second hand woodworking tools
The Turners Retreat
Woodworking tools including Japanese carving chisels
Silky Fox Saws
High quality saws from Japan
High quality tools and materials, based in Germany
Dieter Schmid's Fine Tools
High quality tools from Germany
Theatre and Puppets
Website about the Bunraku Theatre of Japan
Website about the Noh Theatre of Japan
Darryl Worbey Studios
Designer and builder of puppets for film and television
Kinetic theatre and sculptures of Eduard Bersudsky
The Puppet Barge
The famous puppet theatre on a barge. Located in Little Venice, London
Cabaret Mechanical Theatre
Exhibitions of automata and mechanical sculptures. Also a shop selling unique one of a kind automata.
The Ballard Institue
The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry is home to the collection of Frank Ballard
A Brief Introduction of Chinese Puppetry
Site providing an overview of Chinese Puppet Theatre.
Punch and Judy man we brought up to Saltcoats and Glasgow
Organisation dedicated to the preservation of old theatres, mainly in the Midlands. The also publish a magazine.
The Paul McPharlin Collection
A description of a significant collection of American theatrical puppets housed at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Puppets of the World Museum
Museum of puppets theatre in Lyon, France.
Website containing information on the Douglas Hayward Puppet Collection, housed in the Staffordshire County Museum, as well as many other British puppeteers.
Museums and Collections
Museums and Galleries in Glasgow
The Mitchell Library
Link to the Mitchell library on the Glasgow City Council website
Arima Toy and Automata Museum
All sorts of toys and automata from across the world in Arima near Kobe , Japan.
Other Places of Interest
Noh Masks & Facial Expression Perception
An interesting study on the expressions found in Japanese Noh Masks
Zhang Liang (Ray)
Ray is a talented young Chinese artist who works in many different mediums including paper cutting and screen printing.
The Shop of Interest
Gallery boutique in Glasgow
National Puppetry Archive
Home to the British Puppet and Model Theatre Guilds Collection.
Puppeteers of America
Link on the Puppeteers of America site to 100 years of American Puppet Theatre
Mask Makers Web
Website all about masks and mask events
Organisations & Information