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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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Project: Floral Photographs of Japan

MoDA is currently seeking funding to conserve three historic albums of collotypes by pioneering Japanese photographer Kazumasa Ogawa.  These three albums – Lilies of Japan (1893), Chrysanthemums of Japan, (1893), and Some Japanese Flowers (1894) – are remarkable for the beauty of the images and for their close observation of nature. Who was Ogawa and […]

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Loan: ‘Resist: be modern (again),’ John Hansard Gallery (2019)

Some of the items we lent to the Enid Marx exhibition at the House of Illustration last year are on the road again, this time to the John Hansard Gallery in Southampton.  They will be featured as part of an exhibition called ‘Resist: be modern (again), curated by Alice Maude-Roxby of Middlesex University and Stefanie Seibold of the University of Art and Design in Linz, […]

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