The Origami Museum Video Library

Every weekend, the Origami Museum Video Library will add a new video featuring renowned origami artists and researchers from around the world. The videos are spoken and / or subtitled in English or Spanish.

This is another contribution of the museum fulfilling one of its objectives, which is to spread the history of origami, and the work and memory of origami artists, historical and contemporary.

Akira Yoshizawa's first model in the West

August 27, 2020

In 1953, Akira Yoshizawa, the father of modern origami, was a stranger in the West. But a letter, with a peacock inside, sent at the right time and to the right person, allowed him to start a slow but continuous career that led him to become known throughout the world. The peacock is still preserved intact in the Gershon Legman archive of the Origami Museum in Colonia and in this video we tell its story.

Video in Spanish with English subtitles (To turn on English Subtitles, go to Settings, the little gear in the lower right corner of the screen)

An Interview with Mick Guy (UK)

August 22, 2020

Mick Guy, a mechanical engineer who lives in Smethwick, England, is one of the founder members of the British Origami Society in 1967. He is also a founder member of the legendary Portfolio, a box that circulated around the country bringing origami models, diagrams and notes to other members who, in turn, added their creations to keep the box around. In this conversation with Laura Rozenberg, director of the Museo del Origami in Colonia, Mick will talk about the early days of the BOS, the Portfolio, and his passion for puzzles and other compositions with paper.

Video in Spanish with English subtitles (To turn on English Subtitles, go to Settings, the little gear in the lower right corner of the screen)

Video in Spanish with English subtitles (To turn on English Subtitles, go to Settings, the little gear in the lower right corner of the screen)

Video in Spanish with English subtitles (To turn on English Subtitles, go to Settings, the little gear in the lower right corner of the screen)

Video in Spanish with English subtitles (To turn on English Subtitles, go to Settings, the little gear in the lower right corner of the screen)

A butterfly for Laura

August 15, 2020

Michael LaFosse, one of the most celebrated artists in the international origami scene, is also famous for his collection of origami butterflies, which he names in honor or in memory of someone outstanding in the world of paperfolding. Recently, Michael surprised Laura Rozenberg, founder of the Museo del Origami, with a butterfly named after her. In this video, Laura shows how to fold it.

You can download the instruction diagram to fold the butterfly.

Pinocchio, an illustrated origami book

August 8, 2020

Anna Rosa Ventura, an Italian artist living in Bari, created this book and donated it to the Origami Museum. It represents scenes from the famous story written by the Italian Carlo Lorenzini, also known as Collodi. Anna Rosa Ventura's voice narrates the story in the video.

Download the Spanish script recorded by Anna Rosa Ventura for this video.

A video from February when the museum was open. And two current news.

August 2, 2020

It's been six months since the opening of the Museo del Origami in Colonia, on January 24th! By the way, the museum is closed now, due to the pandemic, that means that we could only stay open for a month and a half. However, in this video, shot in February, you will see how the public enjoyed, more than 3000 visitors in such a short time. We also announce the Florence Temko Innovation Award, which this year OrigamiUSA awarded to the museum director for the creation of the museum. And finally, a butterfly created by Michael LaFosse, named after Laura Rozenberg. Thank you all very much! Stay well, we keep in touch!

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