Cut It, Fold It, Build It with Paper at the V&A Museum of Childhood


LONDON.- The Eiffel Tower, the Empire State Building, Big Ben and the White House will all be under one roof this autumn at the V&A Museum of Childhood. The exhibition Cut it, Fold it, Build it with Paper will bring together an extensive collection of paper models and show them together for the first time. The exhibition will demonstrate how popular collecting and making paper models has been for centuries, with examples dating from the 1880s on display. As well as beautifully designed and intrinsically detailed paper models created specifically for adults there will be simpler models produced for children, including much loved marketing promotions from the back of cereal packs. Collectors prefer to keep their models flat and pristine but model makers revel in the build. Hours of painstaking work result in amazing artworks. The exhibition will show examples of original flat artwork alongside 3D miniature buildings.