BehindtheScenes Category

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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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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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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(2019) Funded Conservation: Silver Studio Stencilled wallcoverings

This conservation project focused 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 in the 1890s.  […]

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