BehindtheScenes Category

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 […]

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Funded Conservation: Palladio Wallpapers

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 such as those in the Palladio range are difficult to handle because they are heavy, unwieldy, and fragile. But they are popular with […]

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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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Job Applications: Top Ten Tips!

We’ve developed these tips after reading literally hundreds of job applications over the years. This advice applies to getting a job here at MoDA, but it’s equally applicable to getting a job elsewhere. Most big employers have a standard process so if you understand the rules of the game it might make it easier to […]

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