Thursday, November 2, 2017

Doll exhibit for Women's Group held at the RSA Taradale


A successful doll exhibit for the Womens's Group was held held at the RSA (Returned Service Association) in Taradale on the 25th of October this year. Mary O'Neill presented doll histories to 40 people. It was a dynamic 50 minutes presentation. 

Mary's question 'Which doll do you like the best?' created an exciting atmosphere. The winner was the OK Kader doll which depicts Charles Prince of Wales. Mary O'Neill dressed this OK Kader doll according to the photo of Prince Charles taken with his grandfather King George VI - "Little drummer boy: the prince hammers away on his favorite toy." This photo was sourced from Daily Mail

The Mary O'Neill Doll Museum comprehensive doll exhibits and presentations  - are both interactive and informative. Something interesting, every day...

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Back in Wellington



Back in Wellington! This photo was taken in front of the Open Polytechnic building main door. This was on Monday 18 September 2017 just after 5 p.m. after I passed my assignment 3 oral presentation.  A tiny few drops of rain when I left a building. After 3 days I returned home to Napier.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Waiting for the plane at the Wellington International Airport today


Student Advisory Group meeting held at the Open Polytechnic today went well. It was a lovely day in Wellington, I enjoyed the climate.
 I was talking to a friend at the Wellington International Airport. I decided to facilitate online learning and develop an e-course in NZ doll histories.
  

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Mary O'Neill Doll Museum update: More presentations to come soon

Student Advisory Group meeting held at the Open Polytechnic on the 18 November 2016 went well. This was a focus group  with academics on how to provide services to student better. I returned home to Napier. Here are some photos I took at the Wellington Airport.

I am 2,5 papers away from my degree Bachelor of Applied Science Environment.This means, soon I will have more time for interpretation of the Mary O'Neil Doll Museum doll histories.
I  plan to write a doll museum business plan next year.

Update from the Mary O'Neill Doll Museum online  http://dollmuseumnewzealand.blogspot.co.nz/

 Its time to go home.

Two Student Advisory Group members at the Wellington Airport.
 Open Polytechnic is situated in Lower Hut Wellington.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

The "Early Years" doll exhibit held at RSA in Napier


The doll exhibit was prepared for the RSA Napier Women's Group. The exhibited dolls were: "Boy from Gore (New Zealand) Composition doll late 1800s; "Girl in blue" NZ Pedigre doll late 1940s; "Chrysanthem" English Rosebud doll early 1950s; "Rangitikli sailor" Nora Welings doll c. 1930s; "Friends" Cloth dolls late 1800s; "Mother and child" Cloth Kewpie dolls c. 1940s; "Pink Lady" Pitcairn Island doll c. 1950s and "Jane and Jenny" Musical rocking baby wind up doll 1960s - 1970s.

The Mary O'Neill Doll Museum comprehensive display of exhibits are both interactive and informative. Something interesting, every day...