School of Fine ArtsBallard Institute and Museum of Puppetry
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The University of Connecticut (UConn) is a public research university in the U.S. state of Connecticut. UConn was founded in 1881 and is a Land Grant and Sea Grant college & member of the Space Grant Consortium. The university serves more than 30,000 students on its six campuses, including more than 8,000 graduate students in multiple programs.


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“…for we are puppeteers and our greatest gift
– to create life –
enables us to radiate this
life-shaping force
into the world outside
and to bring peace and joy
and greater understanding
to all mankind.” Frank Ballard, 1986


BIMP is a non-profit, volunteer organization based at the University of Connecticut. Your contributions help provide funds to archive, acquire and display our valuable puppets and other resources.

Please click the following link to securely Donate Online

Alternately, checks could be made payable to BIMP-UCONN and mailed to:

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry
1 Royce Circle, Suite 101B, Storrs, CT 06268

Your contribution to the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry (BIMP) is vital to our future.

Thanks for your generous support!