Kruger Collection crafts traveling exhibit for Lincoln Public Schools

Sep 11th, 2008 | By | Category: Arts & Entertainment, September 11, 2008
miniature Gryffindor common room
BOOK NOOK – The “Little Nooks from Great Books” exhibit includes a miniature of the Gryffindor common room featured in “Harry Potter” series.

The Kruger Collection of Miniature Furnishings and Decorative Arts at UNL has created a traveling exhibit of miniature rooms based on popular children’s books.

The exhibit, “Little Nooks from Great Books,” features scenes from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” “Little Women,” “Little House on the Prairie,” “Peter Pan and Wendy,” “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” and “Felicity Learns a Lesson: A School Story.”

Specific scenes include the cabin interior from “Little House on the Prairie” and the Gryffindor common room from “Harry Potter.”

The exhibit, promoted through Lincoln Public Schools Library Media Services Department, helps to endorse reading and educates children about historical interiors. “Little Nooks from Great Books” will travel to seven Lincoln elementary and middle schools during the 2008-09 school year.

The Kruger Collection was founded in 1997 with the donation of Eloise Kruger’s 20,000-piece collection of 1-to-12 scale miniatures. Kruger began assembling her collection in the late 1930s and it includes the work of top miniature artists. The gallery, room 113 of Architecture Hall, is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. There is no admission charge. For more information, go to

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