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An interview with the Guardian of Madame Tussauds in Beijing-Part 1
- Mar 26, 2018 -

Madame Tussaud's with it's continuation of centuries of artisan spirit with extraordinary skill, true to life to create a large number of celebrity wax figure and known all over the world. Madame Tussaud's in Beijing is also the sixteenth Madame Tussaud's in the world. All its wax figures are from the hands of Tussaud's artists in Britain. The production cycle of each wax figure is 6 months longer. How can all the lifelike wax figures be maintained after coming to China? Today we are coming to bring people to know such a group of silent and hard work wax figures "guardians".


Daniel Tong Beijing Madame Tussaud's wax figure maintenance artist

4 years of working age

Uncovered little secrets about "Tussaud"

Q: Everyone thinks Madame Tussaud's is very mysterious. What are the questions most asked to work here by your friends?

A: Many problems are similar, like how much is the wax figure? How will the wax figure be repaired? Who is the next star? A lot of business secrets, of course, can't be said. Each of our waxes must be of great value, otherwise it is impossible to enter a few celebrities every year.

Q: Where do you think is the most attractive part for this job?

A: Have a sense of accomplishment! It is to maintain every wax figure, to see the visitors are very happy to play, I feel a great sense of achievement. Colleagues are also happy to get along, so it's nearly 4 years to do.

Q: What are the "shortcomings"?
A: Because we belong to tourist attractions, so basically, holidays are not allowed to rest. For example, during the Spring Festival, we have to repair hundreds of small breakages every day, and even more holidays and more damage. In addition, we go to work earlier, because it is necessary to check every wax figure in the museum before the opening of the library. For a long time, we have been doing the rest like the old people.

Q: In fact, a lot of people are curious about your work. Can you give us a brief talk about it?

A: Every morning we use more than three hours to check all the wax figures, like hairstyles and clothes. Other time is a few rounds, the depth of the waxfigure maintenance work and the repair of the damaged wax figure. The specific maintenance steps can not be disclosed, all of which are commercial secrets.


Q: You can get in touch with many stars at ordinary times. Which one is the most impressed?

A: In fact, we have the most contact with the wax figures, and the stars are looking far away. I personally like Huang Bo. I am his loyal fans, so at the beginning of 2018, the wax figure of Huang Bo was able to enter the Madame Tussaud's in Beijing, I was very excited to see my idol.