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Olympic Mascot - Muk Muk

Muk Muk

  • Object:

    Olympic Mascot

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 2010 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Meomi Design (designed)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    plush, stuffed, embroidered

  • Museum number:

    B.148-2011

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Muk Muk was the ‘official sidekick’ of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. He is a marmot, an endangered species native to the area where the event was held. The production and release of the Vancouver 2010 merchandise was phased, and initially Muk Muk only existed online, but he was soon produced as a plush toy.
The three official mascots were Quatchi the Sasquatch, Miga the Seabear and Sumi a Chimera. All three were designed from legends of Canadian Aborginal culture but other influences include the Olympic and Paralympic movements, modern animation styles and the culture and wildlife of British Columbia and Canada.
Meomi Design is a duo of Vicky Wong and Michael Murphy, illustrators, animators and designers who have produced books and television series for children.

Physical description

Round plush brown body with small arms and legs. Orange and blue hat embroidered with 'Vancouver 2010'. Black embroidered widely spaced eyes and smiling mouth, and black plastic sewn-on nose. Darker brown tail on rear, and two sewn-in labels.

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

ca. 2010 (made)

Artist/maker

Meomi Design (designed)

Materials and Techniques

plush, stuffed, embroidered

Marks and inscriptions

vancouver 2010

MUKMUK/
Marmot/
Official Sidekick/
vancouver2010.com

Dimensions

Height: 24 cm, Width: 16 cm, Depth: 16 cm

Descriptive line

Muk Muk, brown plush marmot character wearing orange and blue hat. Official sidekick for Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Created by Meomi Design, 2006.

Materials

Polyester

Techniques

Sewing; Embroidery; Stuffing

Categories

Dolls & Toys; Sport

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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