Friday, April 2, 2021

Museum in the News

"Establishing and Curating a Virtual Black Doll Museum"

DeeBeeGee's Virtual Black Doll Museum is featured in a 10-page article in The Official Journal of the United Federation of Doll Clubs Doll News Spring 2021 edition. The article includes examples of the doll categories that are curated and installed in the museum -- antique, vintage, modern, and one-of-a-kind Black dolls. 

This 160-page, full-color issue of Doll News also includes the article, "A Passion for Black Bride Dolls" by Jackie Harpp, which shares what fueled Harpp's love for Black Bride dolls and collectibles.

An article on the Jackie Robinson doll and other Black dolls are included in other articles in this issue.

Table of Contents of the Spring 2021 issue of Doll News

Collectors of Dianna Effner dolls will enjoy the tribute to Effner that begins on page 130 of this issue.

Dianna Effner's Peggy Sue was the UFDC's Fabulous Fifties convention souvenir doll from their "On Time on Line" celebration held in July 2020.

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I am an associate (out-of-state) member of  Motor City Doll Club, which is a UFDC-affiliated club based in Detroit, Michigan. Due to the pandemic, I have had the pleasure of attending the club's monthly meetings via Zoom. Each meeting includes a doll presentation by one of the members. I was the presenter in January. Several other UFDC clubs were invited to attend the presentation including Barbara Stone, the current UFDC president.

My presentation was a narrated slideshow presentation of DeeBeeGee's Virtual Black Doll Museum. At the conclusion of the presentation, Barbara Stone asked if I would write an article for UFDC's Doll News about the museum. I agreed and followed through. That article is the aforementioned published article.

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