Union Internationale de la Marionnette

Non-Governmental Organization affiliated to UNESCO


The World Encyclopedia of Puppetry Arts is available to the public since September 22, 2017 at 1 pm. There are more than 1,200 articles in three languages, more than 2,000 captioned illustrations that constitute this sum of information on the arts of puppetry.
The World Puppet Encyclopedia has been a UNIMA project for nearly 40 years. The first decisions were made in 1978, and the first hard copy version (in French) was presented in 2009 in Charleville-Mézières. Eight years later, the free digital version in three languages ​​finally comes live.
A specific website that proposes
– A consultation on all devices (mobiles, tablets, desktops),
– Research with facets …
– Categories and indexes: technics, organizations, persons, thematics, geographical areas, shows, characters …
– An article highlighted every day
– Sharing data for other websites
Future modifications and additions will be decided by an editorial and scientific committee allowing to preserve high requirement and quality to this project.