More to Miniatures...
long as human history has been recorded,
people have built miniature images of items imagined and real,
from animals and gods to architectural renderings and children's
toys. Small-scale replicas have enabled us to remember, to
create, to worship and to dream.
Over the centuries scale miniatures grew into a highly specialized
artform in their own right. The shared passion of a growing
community of admiring collectors, skilled artisans and networks
of dedicated hobbyists who gather at shows and conventions,
form national organizations, and talk about miniatures everywhere
from neighborhood parties to internet chat rooms. Whether
dolls, soldiers, trains, boats, airplanes or houses, enthusiasts
have a clear commonality – the desire for and love of the exquisite
beauty of miniatures.
In support of this growing community, the National Miniatures
Trust -- a non-profit, charitable organization -- was formed
in 2003 to enrich and expand the national miniatures community
-- its collectors and collections, businesses and charities,
artists and publications, museums and organizations.
Our goal is to help the miniatures community grow through better
communication, education and a variety of community-serving programs.