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Alien, by Kade Chan, 2012

The museum collection includes original models by  Jun Maekawa (Japan), Makoto Yamaguchi (Japan), Saadya Sternberg (Israel), Ilan Garibi (Israel) Kade Chan (Hong Kong), Sipho Mabona (Switzerland), Robert Lang (USA), Goran Konjevod (USA), Nguyễn Hùng Cường (Vietnam), Isa Klein (Brazil), Román Díaz (Uruguay), Ángel Morollón (Spain), Peter Stein (Germany), Stephan Weber (Germany), Victor Coeurjoly (Spain/France) among many others. Also objects of historical importance by Ligia Montoya, Robert Harbin, Sam Randlett, George Rhoads, Neil Elias, Vicente Solórzano Sagredo, Giuseppe Baggi, and Adolfo Cerceda.

Ligia Montoya letter  and foldings (1957)

A few years ago, the museum acquired the Gershon Legman archive, which includes correspondence, documents, clippings, rare books, vintage origami paper, and miscellanea. Gershon Legman (1917-1999) was a pivotal figure in founding the modern international movement of origami. He introduced Akira Yoshizawa to the Western World and corresponded, with Robert Harbin, Lillian Oppenheimer, Sam Randlett, George Rhoads, Neal Elias, Ligia Montoya, Adolfo Cerceda, among other paperfolders.
The museum library also holds books that belonged to Ligia Montoya (Argentina; 1920-1967) which were donated by her sister Noemí Montoya de Zappi.

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