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Steve's Stacks!

June 2009 update! Our colleague, Steve, has discovered a hidden treasure chest of unique and wonderful finds! Click on the above image to see them. Check back monthly as he uncovers more...

IPM is in great need for a "standard blueprint file drawer" unit to library our posters. Please contact us if you know of a donator.

The International Puppetry Museum (IPM), formerly The Conservatory of Puppetry Arts (COPA) is dedicated to promote, to preserve and to advance the international art of puppetry. supports and enriches the diverse communities of Southern California through outreach programs that blend performance, exhibitions and education.

A main objective of IPM is to insure the preservation of the Alan Cook collection. We are in negotiations with a major museum in Southern California as a permanent home for the most representative puppets as
well as the library of book. IPM volunteers are diligently working on photographing the puppets and cataloguing them.The books and ephemera are being catalogued as well.

formerly The Conservatory of Puppetry Arts (COPA)
1062 N. Fair Oaks Avenue - Pasadena, CA 91103 - telephone - fax: 626-296-1536
To get to the IPM parking lot, one must turn right on Mountain Ave. and turn left into the alley, go 1/2 way up the block. The new IPM sign can be seen on the building to the left. The gate is open and parking is available.
(Note: There is a church in front of IPM and is locked you can't get through on Fair Oaks Ave.)

Virtual Museum - Europe | Asia | North America | Africa


Tosakanth a Demon-king, Thailand. Ramakian, a Thai (Buddhist) version of Ramayana(Hindu). The demon-king abducts Rama’s beloved consort and with his allies, he must fight Tosakanth and win her back.

Tosakanth a Demon-king, rod puppet, Rod Puppet purchased from Ms. Cheung Sakunkaeo Hun Krabog Company

Old Man, Marionette, Sri Lanka,  traditional performances,  596 AS, 1887

Woman in Red Sari, Rod Puppet, India, 1960’s  Folk Art 648 AS

Man With Black Hair, China, Rod Puppet, 1970-80, used in tradional shows 2141 AS

Old Lady, Marionette, Sri Lanka, 1989 – Traditional performance, 619 AS

Comic Male, Marionette, Burma/Myanmar, 20th century, traditional folk performances 735 AS

Black Faced Man (Demon), marionette, Korea or Mongolia, 1950’s
Used in traditional plays AS 587

Male , Marionette, Chines–standard character in traditional stories – control of bamboo (not pictured)

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