The Art Newspaper has announced an entertaining display at the Doll’s House Museum in Basel.
It runs from October 15, 2011 until April 9, 2012, and offers a history of glasses, starting with the first vision aids in ancient Syria, China and Europe.
Celebrities are also represented; in fact, 20 of the specs will be Elton’s.
The special exhibition in the Dolls House Museum is divided into seven thematic areas and presents more than 500 objects. Film presentations, free spectacles sampling with an iPad app, free workshops for children on Saturdays and Sundays and an attractive eyewear competition promise to turn a visit to the establishment (open daily from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.) into an entertaining and informative time for all ages.