News & Background

October 2021

Video: Fibreglass heads and mannequins for military displays

In this video we tell more about our fibreglass display heads and how they can be used together with our mannequin bodies for realistic military displays in museums and by militaria collectors.

GEMS STUDIO is no longer active

We have a passion for museum figures and are sorry to hear that the London (UK) based creator and manufacturer of realistic figures GEMS STUDIO is no longer active.

The past few years have not been easy for museums and their suppliers. To combat the spread of COVID19, many museums have gone into lock-down or had strong restrictions placed on visitor numbers. During this period, the famous GEMS STUDIO was one of the companies that stopped.

We will have to wait and see what the coming winter brings, but in many countries (in the Western world) the majority of the population has been vaccinated and museums have reopened, albeit often with restrictions.

We call on everyone to visit museums in full again and hope that museums will still be able to show their postponed exhibitions and start fresh with new ones.

For a good presentation of (historical) clothing, display mannequins are indispensable. If you are looking for realistic display mannequins in silicone and fibre glass for museum and heritage presentation, we are happy to help you.

We have a huge stock and can deliver most of our products immediately. Custom sculpt items are made in consultation with the client and therefore have a longer delivery time. You can order online or contact us by email or phone . It is possible to visit us in our showroom in Oostwoud, the Netherlands. We deliver world-wide, including the United Kingdom.

September 2021

Video: Look-alike display mannequin heads

In this video we show the possibilities for look-alike display heads and explain how we make the heads.

April 2021

Video: How to put on a boot with a flexible museum mannequin.

In this video Jasper demonstrates how easy it is to put on a high boot for a flexible mannequin.

January 2021

Post-Brexit shipping to the UK

Business customers with GB EORI & GB VAT number

  1. We accept orders with a minimum amount of GBP 140 (excl. shipping costs)
  2. During checkout fill in your GB EORI & GB VAT numbers in the field “Order notes”
  3. You don’t have to pay any import tax for our products (HS Code 9618.0000: Tailors’ Dummies & Other Mannequins)
  4. You are liable for the VAT charged by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)

Customers without GB EORI & GB VAT number
(museums, private persons, small businesses)

  1. We accept orders with a minimum amount of GBP 140 (excl. shipping costs)
  2. Fill in the checkout page
  3. You don’t have to pay any import tax for our products (HS Code 9618.0000: Tailors’ Dummies & Other Mannequins)
  4. Before delivery you will be charged 20% VAT and approx. GBP 5 per parcel by our carrier
April 2020

COVID-19 update

All products on our website are in stock and can be shipped. We send packages daily. We are open to new projects and can develop and produce these items.