Museum of Mexican puppetry founded in Huamantla (Tlaxcala) in 1991. The museum houses a collection of string puppets, rod puppets, and shadow theatre puppets, as well as Pre-Columbian articulated figures from the 8th to 10th centuries. In addition to the puppets from the “golden age” of Mexican Guiñol (glove puppet) theatre – especially played by Roberto Lago, Germán and Lola Cueto, Graciela Amador, Elena Huerta, Angélica Beloff, Germán List Azurbide – the museum houses the collection of string puppets from the Rosete Aranda company (19th and 20th century), representing anonymous or historical figures (from Moctezuma to Charlie Chaplin), a collection that was gradually built up over a century.

(See Mexico.)