Wax Statue 101: Here Are Some Interesting Points for You

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As wax museum prevails across more municipalities and countries, an increasing number of people get to know about the wax statue and wax display. In this article, we’ll walk you through some interesting knowledge about wax statue and wax museum. Keep reading to know more!

It an undeniable that many people love going to Wax Museum with their friends or families. Therefore, there are so many wax museum holders who strive to provide more vivid wax figures and hold more remarkable wax exhibitions to bring an unforgettable experience to the visitors. One such example is waxwork museums held by Grand Orient Wax Art. As a China-based enterprise with many years of design and creation experience in the wax statue, Grand Orient Wax Art has created more than 600 wax figures and held more than 8 waxwork museums in China mainland for nearly twenty years. It is said that so many expats in China are fond of going to visit waxwork held by that firm. During that journey, visitors are able to take photos with some of the world’s most well-known celebrities, but they will also see the amount of work that has gone into each waxwork. Besides that, another successful waxwork is Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.

Learn About Madame Tussauds and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

Let’s first gain some basic information on Madame Tussauds and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. In Madame Tussauds’ youth, Philip Cotes, a French doctor, taught her how to create a wax statue. After dedicating herself to this art and technique, this 16-year-old girl created the first well-known wax statue on the basis of Voltaire, a famous French philosopher. Since then, Madame Tussauds became adept at this technique and has been making many wax figures for celebrities including Rousseau and Benjamin Franklin. As her superb skills in making wax statue were favored by the Royal family, she entered the Versailles Palace as the art teacher of Louis XVI’s sister when Madame Tussauds was 17 years old. In 1802, Mrs. Tussauds began touring Britain and Ireland with wax statue. In 1835, she found a permanent place for these precious statues in Baker Street, London. After that, Madame Tussauds and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum get to be the talk of the town.

Here come two interesting points about the wax statue in Madame Tussauds Wax Museum for you.

1.Whose Image Will Be Referenced to Create a Wax Statue?

Since there are countless famous stars and celebrities in this world, whose image will be referenced by experts to create a wax statue in Madame Tussauds Wax Museum? There are two steps to find out the referenced person for a wax statue.

Step 1 List submission

The Marketing Department of each Madame Tussauds Wax Museum will submit a list of candidates to the British headquarters of Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. A research team at headquarters is tasked with evaluating celebrities on the list, which takes at least three months. Not all famous people can enter that wax museum. There are two criteria: one is high social awareness, the other is that this person has a significant contribution to a certain industry. That’s why you can see not only Lady Gaga but also Einstein in the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. On one occasion, Saddam Hussein’s wax statue was exhibited in Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum. Although the identity of Saddam Hussein is controversial, it is undeniable that this person has had a significant impact on world history. In other words, people who make diffidence on the world are likely to be noticed by “Madame Tussaud”.

Step 2 Contact those people

At the end of the UK Headquarters evaluation, the list of eligible candidates was sent back to every wax museum. The Marketing Department of each wax museum will contact the candidate’s brokerage company and proceed to the next step according to the candidate’s reply. If the candidate agrees, professionals will start making the wax statue. Otherwise, the Marketing Department will contact the next candidate according to the list.

2.Is There Anything Else You Don’t Know About the Wax Statue in Madame Tussauds Wax Museum?

  • All the wax figures in Madame Tussauds Wax Museum were made at the UK Headquarters.
  • Every wax statue can be transferred among different Madame Tussauds Wax Museum as long as there is the approval of the wax museum where that wax statue is placed, as well as the agreement of the star.
  • Madame Tussauds Wax Museum has stringent regulations on the use of wax figures. Only for arts or social education activities, the wax museum will agree to provide those wax figures. However, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum will reject the request for borrowing its waxwork for commercial purpose with both feet.

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