Museum of Miniatures in Prague has one of the biggest collection of microminiature art in Europe.

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Museum of Miniatures in Prague has one of the biggest collection of microminiature art in Europe.

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Museum of Miniatures in Prague has one of the biggest collections of microminiature art in Europe.

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A story of Muzeum miniatur

A story of Muzeum miniatur

A story of Muzeum miniatur

Golden bike 2 mm - Museum of miniatures Prague

Everything began as an exibition of microminiature art in 1996 in St. Petersburg, Russia. A year later the same exhibition traveled to Prague and located on Jilská street, Prague 1 – Old Town. After its success in Prague the exibition got its new name "Muzeum miniatur" and obtained a permanent residence on the premises of the Strahov Monastery in Prague 1.

Everything began as an exibition of microminiature art in 1996 in St. Petersburg, Russia. A year later the same exhibition traveled to Prague and located on Jilská street, Prague 1 – Old Town. After its success in Prague the exibition got its new name "Muzeum miniatur" and obtained a permanent residence on the premises of the Strahov Monastery in Prague 1.

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Today the Museum of Miniatures in Prague owns one of the largest collections of microminiatures in the world, including 29 exhibits. The collection includes works by three authors: Nikolai Aldunin (1956–2009), Edward Ter Ghazarian (1923–2012) and Anatoly Konenko (*1954).

Elena Kinol is the manager of Muzeum miniatur; Company PetroArt-Trade s.r.o. (ID: 25720597).

Today the Museum of Miniatures in Prague owns one of the largest collections of microminiatures in the world, including 29 exhibits. The collection includes works by three authors: Nikolai Aldunin (1956–2009), Edward Ter Ghazarian (1923–2012) and Anatoly Konenko (*1954).

Elena Kinol is the manager of Muzeum miniatur; Company PetroArt-Trade s.r.o. (ID: 25720597).

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About Microminiature Art

About Microminiature Art

What is a Microminiature?

Microminiature is a type of art which began developing in the 1980s. The basic feature of this art is impossibility to see the work of art with naked eye and the necessity to view it through an optical device such as a microscope or a magnifying glass. The size is not exactly defined — microminiature dimension may be a couple of millimetres or just a couple of tenths of a millimetre.

Artists producing microminiatures are called Microminiaturists. There is an unwritten rule saying that every beginning microminiaturist should create a couple of works of the “classical microminiature” such as an inscription on human hair, on a rice grain or a pinhead, a camel train in a needle ear, or a shoed flea. This list may differ by country as a subject of national tradition.

What is Microminiature Art?

What is Microminiature Art?

What is
Microminiature Art?

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Microminiature is a type of art which began developing in the 1980s. The basic feature of this art is impossibility to see the work of art with naked eye and the necessity to view it through an optical device such as a microscope or a magnifying glass. The size is not exactly defined — microminiature dimension may be a couple of millimetres or just a couple of tenths of a millimetre.

Artists producing microminiatures are called Microminiaturists. There is an unwritten rule saying that every beginning microminiaturist should create a couple of works of the “classical microminiature” such as an inscription on human hair, on a rice grain or a pinhead, a camel train in a needle ear, or a shoed flea. This list may differ by country as a subject of national tradition.

Microminiature is a type of art which began developing in the 1980s. The basic feature of this art is impossibility to see the work of art with naked eye and the necessity to view it through an optical device such as a microscope or a magnifying glass. The size is not exactly defined — microminiature dimension may be a couple of millimetres or just a couple of tenths of a millimetre.

Artists producing microminiatures are called Microminiaturists. There is an unwritten rule saying that every beginning microminiaturist should create a couple of works of the “classical microminiature” such as an inscription on human hair, on a rice grain or a pinhead, a camel train in a needle ear, or a shoed flea. This list may differ by country as a subject of national tradition.

Is there a school of Microminiature Art?

Is there a school of Microminiature Art?

Is there a school of Microminiature Art?

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There is no official school of microminiature art in the world. Every artist must produce their own instruments and technology, which may be transferred from other fields, such as micro surgery of the eye etc. In exceptional cases the artist may pass their art on disciples.

How long does it take to make one?

How long does it take to make one?

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Creation of a micro miniature consists of two parts: theoretical and practical. Every work is unique and that is why the time needed for its creation depends on its complexity and size. First, the artist must find the most appropriate technology including production of tools, selection of material and decision on the number of parts the work will consist of. Then the artist can proceed to the actual process of creation. The creation itself may take a week but the preceding search for technology may take years. Often the artist´s first attempts fail. In that case selection of another technology is necessary.

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Microminiature works are hand-made, which brings hidden issues. There are three main difficulties:

The first one is hand tremor that makes the process difficult. Every movement must be precise and every attempt must be successful.

Another issue is blood pulsing in the fingers. Most people do not even notice it. But microminiaturist must learn to work in between heart beats.

The last one is the non- negligible presence of static charge. Both—the tools and the materials are often metallic. For that reason a part may unexpectedly fly away. In that case it is often necessary to start over again. The most often used materials include copper and gold thanks to their properties, such as softness.

Three typical difficulties