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Ceres: Artists in Residence

  We are delighted to be working with textile collective ‘Ceres’ as Artists in Residence at MoDA for the next few months. ‘Ceres’ –  Lara Mantell, Florence Hawkins and Zoë Burt  – are a trio of eco-conscious designers, with expert knowledge in dyeing and printing natural dyes onto fabric and paper.  They are particularly interested […]

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Funded Conservation: Palladio Wallpapers

MoDA holds extensive wallpaper collections, including four important wallpaper albums from the Palladio range. Find out how we made them more accessible. MoDA holds four Palladio wallpaper sample books, each featuring different designs. Other albums from the range are held at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester and the V&A in London. Large format wallpaper albums […]

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Funded Conservation: Silver Studio Stencilled wallcoverings

The focus of this project is on original Art Nouveau stencilled wallcoverings on paper, grasspaper and textile.  They form part of MoDA’s Silver Studio Collection. As far as we know, no other institution holds similar or related materials, and no other artist or designer experimented with these particular combinations. These stencilled materials were made by […]

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A professional place of one’s own: Winifred Mold and the Silver Studio

Winifred Mold had a prolific career designing dress fabrics and furnishing textiles for the Silver Studio, and was one of its longest-serving employees. Very little information has survived about Mold, but MoDA holds amazing examples of her work that tell us a great deal about female designers and how fashion was consumed at that time. On this post, I explore how Mold, like other female designers, established a place of her own.

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Christmas Gazelles?

Nicola Stylianou explains how the audit answered questions about an unusual design in the Silver Studio collection.

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