International Puppetry Museum

International Puppetry Museum International Puppetry Museum has closed its space and is now working on a book. The puppets, books and ephemera were donated to Northwest Puppet Center.
IPM was focused on a collection of over 6000 puppets and related items, primarily from the collection of Alan Cook
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The collection has been donated to Northwest Puppet Center.

Mission: The mission of the International Puppetry Museum is to use this unique world-class collection of over 6000 puppets and related materials, including over 1200 books, as a vehicle for learning, expression and discovery. Through exhibitions, outreach programs, performance and research, IPM will link the past with the future to entertain and educate children and adults in innovative ways.

04/12/2019

Not too much going on right now. Alan Cook has been dealing with some health issues and he is dealing quite well with them. We are excited about the Bob Baker Theater new location and encourage everyone to support the group. They have great plans and a very enthusiastic staff.

Alan Cook is still collecting puppets and IPM is still selling his book, signed! Alan setting a Bill Baird horse at an e...
01/10/2019

Alan Cook is still collecting puppets and IPM is still selling his book, signed! Alan setting a Bill Baird horse at an exhibit from years ago. 🤩🤩

Going fast. Alan Cook is Signing his book. You can buy a copy at Puppetry Museum.org or at Amazon. Full of beautiful ima...
11/26/2018

Going fast. Alan Cook is Signing his book. You can buy a copy at Puppetry Museum.org or at Amazon. Full of beautiful images and stories about Alan collecting.

Puppet show at my grandnephew’s wedding. Surprised to see Steve Overton there. It was a blast.
11/11/2018

Puppet show at my grandnephew’s wedding. Surprised to see Steve Overton there. It was a blast.

10/27/2018

Alan is still buying puppets and going to as many puppet related events as possible.
There are still copies of “Alan Cook, A Puppet Collector’s Odyssey” available and they are signed. A must for every puppet enthusiast.

Bil Baird horse from the Cook/Marks Collection in an exhibit at the Skirball a few years ago. Still want to🎃 get more...
10/05/2018

Bil Baird horse from the Cook/Marks Collection in an exhibit at the Skirball a few years ago. Still want to🎃 get more exposure for the puppets! not easy but will keep trying.

Such fun to see Steve Overton at my grandnephew’s wedding. He added to the festivities. Bill Lascher and Andrea are no...
09/21/2018

Such fun to see Steve Overton at my grandnephew’s wedding. He added to the festivities. Bill Lascher and Andrea are now man and wife.

08/08/2018
Finger puppets/Muppets
06/07/2018

Finger puppets/Muppets

06/07/2018

If you are local to the L.A. area, the Henson exhibit at the Skirball is a must see. It is on now. Don’t miss it

01/31/2018

Phil Morrison and Alan Cook talk about his book.

Happy New Year to all our friends and puppet people. Alan's book is very popular and people are enthusiastic about it. I...
01/10/2018
International Puppetry Museum - Home Page

Happy New Year to all our friends and puppet people. Alan's book is very popular and people are enthusiastic about it. I hope you have a copy. You can still order it at www.puppetrymuseum.org. We will be glad to autograph it for you.

IPM, The International Puppetry Museum, formally The Conservatory of Puppetry Arts, COPA, is dedicated to promote, to preserve and to advance the international art of puppetry. IPM will support and enrich the diverse communities of Southern California through outreach programs that blend performance...

10/21/2017

Alan Cook’s Book is selling well. Do you have your copy? We will be at Vroman’s in Pasadena the second Sunday in November and also at the South Pasadena Library November 30. Hope to see you at either event.

08/15/2017

Alan Cook, A Puppet Collector's Odyssey

International Puppetry Museum's cover photo
08/15/2017

International Puppetry Museum's cover photo

International Puppetry Museum
08/15/2017

International Puppetry Museum

"Alan Cook, A Puppet Collector's Odyssey" - Alan fell in love with puppets at an early age. It all began when he was fou...
08/15/2017

"Alan Cook, A Puppet Collector's Odyssey" - Alan fell in love with puppets at an early age. It all began when he was four years old. He received his first puppet for Christmas, a little marionette of a Dutch boy. Alan's lifelong passion for puppets developed into a world-class collection of over 5,000 puppets along with thousands of puppetry-related books, journals, article clippings and ephemera.
What gives a person a passion for a subject? Is it their DNA, support from a parent, or maybe inspiration from a teacher? For Alan Cook, it might be all three.
Book available at www.puppetrymuseum.org

Thank you Kevin Cody for the nice article in the Easy Reader😎
07/15/2017

Thank you Kevin Cody for the nice article in the Easy Reader😎

06/19/2017

Phil and Alan talk about the new book.

Now is the time to pre-order Alan Cook, A Puppet Collector's Odyssey and save $5.50 postage and shipping. Go to www.pupp...
06/03/2017
International Puppetry Museum - Home Page

Now is the time to pre-order Alan Cook, A Puppet Collector's Odyssey and save $5.50 postage and shipping. Go to www.puppetrymuseum.org to order

IPM, The International Puppetry Museum, formally The Conservatory of Puppetry Arts, COPA, is dedicated to promote, to preserve and to advance the international art of puppetry. IPM will support and enrich the diverse communities of Southern California through outreach programs that blend performance...

Now available to pre-order. "Alan Cook, A Puppet Collector's Odyssey". Contact www.puppetrymuseum.org
05/28/2017

Now available to pre-order. "Alan Cook, A Puppet Collector's Odyssey". Contact www.puppetrymuseum.org

Alan Cook with the puppet he made when he was 8 years old!
02/11/2017

Alan Cook with the puppet he made when he was 8 years old!

02/11/2017

Promise to start posting information on the publication of "Alan Cook, A Puppet Collector's Odyssey". The book will be out this summer. Keep checking in. It will be great! All puppeteers libraries should have a copy. More news to follow.

01/25/2017

Virginia Austin Curtis was interviewed. It was in YouTube but I can't find it. Does anyone know what it was called? This is important. Any clues would be most helpful.

Another load of puppets headed for the NWPC in Seattle. Thanks to the hard work of Mary Deker, Steve Golden, Alan Cook a...
08/04/2016

Another load of puppets headed for the NWPC in Seattle. Thanks to the hard work of Mary Deker, Steve Golden, Alan Cook and Dmitri Carter.

A nice Puppet head. Need to go back to the antique shop and check it out.
04/29/2016

A nice Puppet head. Need to go back to the antique shop and check it out.

International Puppetry Museum's cover photo
02/08/2016

International Puppetry Museum's cover photo

Alan Cook and Mary Decker with Chinese Bell Ringer
02/08/2016

Alan Cook and Mary Decker with Chinese Bell Ringer

Ann Morgan gift to the Fowler Museum, U.C.L.A. Just a few of many.
08/31/2015

Ann Morgan gift to the Fowler Museum, U.C.L.A. Just a few of many.

La Femme Blanche by mime, Magali Chouinard. Really mezmarizing!
08/31/2015

La Femme Blanche by mime, Magali Chouinard. Really mezmarizing!

Alan Cook, Phil Morrison & Luman Coad discussing new book about Alan his
07/13/2015

Alan Cook, Phil Morrison & Luman Coad discussing new book about
Alan his

07/13/2015

Mary Decker with newly acquired Punch

Timeline Photos
07/13/2015

Timeline Photos

Remo Bufano Wolf gift of Candy Clark and wolf found on Pinterest. I think that is the IPM stop action wolf!
10/20/2014

Remo Bufano Wolf gift of Candy Clark and wolf found on Pinterest. I think that is the IPM stop action wolf!

Northwest Puppet Center is now home to the C00k/Marks collection.
10/20/2014

Northwest Puppet Center is now home to the C00k/Marks collection.

Bil Baird Puppet
06/20/2014

Bil Baird Puppet

Congratulations to Carroll Spinney
06/15/2014

Congratulations to Carroll Spinney

LAGOP event at the Skirball. Don't miss it!
03/30/2014

LAGOP event at the Skirball. Don't miss it!

Original rendering for Tatterman bass and tenor and poster for a Ralph Chessé puppet show. IPM has a wonderful collecti...
03/01/2014

Original rendering for Tatterman bass and tenor and poster for a Ralph Chessé puppet show. IPM has a wonderful collection of posters and original drawings.

Thank you Dmitri Carter and the NWPC in Seattle.
11/11/2013

Thank you Dmitri Carter and the NWPC in Seattle.

Lovely production with puppets from the 1950's
10/28/2013

Lovely production with puppets from the 1950's

08/13/2013

Alan Cook and Steve Golden met with Tony Sheets to plan the exhibit of puppets that will be on display at the County Fair during September.

Timeline Photos
08/13/2013

Timeline Photos

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1062 N Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena, CA
98115

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The Cook/Marks Collection is now in Seattle. A book about Alan Cook is in the works.

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