The Museum of Miniature Houses proudly welcomes the transfer of the Judy Berman Collection from The National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts. Known as the Queen of Miniatures, Judy Berman founded Chrysnbon in the 1970s after being inspired by a miniature organ given to her by her son, John. Shortly after this, she began to create 1″ scale miniature replicas of her real-life antiques. At the time, collectible miniatures were expensive because, for the most part, they were individually produced. Judy provided the miniature community with affordable miniature furniture and accessory kits explicitly designed for the average collector.
The collection of 18 miniature settings reflect the versatility of Chrysnbon but also Judy’s creative talent. Judy used old recipe boxes, an end table, and a coffee table to create vignettes that could easily be incorporated into her home decor. She also added miniaturized pictures of her family to personalize the room boxes. Berman used subtle lighting techniques and backdrops to create a realistic and peaceful feeling.
The Museum is very grateful and excited to have this collection. It would not have been possible without the generosity of the National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts and the Berman Family.