Puppetry as a practice leaves artifacts, puppets, which are difficult to demonstrate or showcase in a museum or educational setting. They cannot be transcribed like books, or photographed like paintings. Their performative qualities are inherent to their use. However, the normal processes of wear and tear still exist, so museums can display them physically and, at best, perform with them for people. Digital tools like VR could however help here and provide a way for people to use puppets from archives in a way that gives users the experience of what a given puppet is like without damaging the actual form.