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Student Conservator sheds new light on Silver Studio designs

Arantza conserved eight original Silver Studio designs on tracing paper as part of her MA Final Project. Here, she looks at the analytical methods of the paper conservator to show how they can inform us about artistic process as well as guide conservation treatments. She said: 'As a conservator who truly values informed decision-making, I believe that knowing as much as possible about an object can help to inform and improve my treatments'.

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MoDA Calendar 2020 now available

MoDA have collaborated with Flame Tree Arts who have produced this calendar for 2020. Featured in the calendar are 12 art nouveau designs from MoDA’s Silver Studio Collection. The calendar is now on sale in our online shop for £9.99. Postage is free for all our shop products!  Buy Now  

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Art Nouveau Stencilled wallcoverings

Fifty six important stencilled textiles, grasspapers and wallcoverings from MoDA’s Silver Studio Collection are now available to students and researchers, following the completion of a major conservation project. We are grateful for the support of the Association of Independent Museums (AIM) who made this project possible. the problem The stencilled materials were originally stored roughly […]

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Ceres: Artists in Residence 2019

Textile collective ‘Ceres’ were our Artists in Residence at MoDA in 2019, bringing an eco-conscious approach to textile design and inspiration. The aim of the residency was to use objects from MoDA’s collection as a starting point for exploration of natural prints and dyes, in order to raise awareness of sustainability issues in design research. […]

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Active Collections, Active Learning

Students and other visitors come to use the collections at the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture by appointment.  We frequently lend items to other venues, and we make our collections available online, but we don’t have exhibition galleries where people to pop in and look around.  So how does this influence how we think […]

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Let’s make a video: students as active learners in the museum

At MoDA students use video-making as a way to learn about the museum’s collections.   We also use video to help students to learn skills that will be of use to them in later life.   Students become co-creators of knowledge through participation in video-making projects. There are five key ways in which using video supports student […]

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MoDA – A Museum of the Digital Age

Digital is a hot topic in the cultural sector these days. MoDA's Collections Manager, Sian Woodward, looks at how digital tools and ways of working are helping MoDA to achieve strategic goals.

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Beth Cleveland: What ‘Home’ means to me

Beth Cleveland is a third year Middlesex University student on Dr Josie Barnard‘s Publishing course.  Here she used her memories of wallpaper as a way of thinking about what ‘home’ means to her. Yellow and cream stripes lined the walls from the bottom of the stairs to the top. A border of painted lilies ran […]

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Alice Maude-Roxby: Resist: be modern (again)

We are delighted to be lending items from MoDA’s collections to the John Hansard Gallery in Southampton for an exhibition curated by our colleague, Alice Maude-Roxby, Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Middlesex University. Alice has curated the exhibition with Stefanie Seibold of the University of Art and Design in Linz, Austria. The exhibition, Resist: be modern (again) explores the practices of […]

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