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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Textile designer James Francis Millar talks about finding inspiration in the Silver Studio Collection [Video].
Naima Bakar is a recent graduate from Middlesex University’s MA Printmaking course. She visited MoDA during her studies and found a wealth of inspiration for her printed textiles and wallpapers. She explains more in this short film: Naima’s tutor Steve Mumberson commented that “the results of her research at Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture […]
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 in […]
How are museum collections used as a source of inspiration by creative practitioners? We interviewed MA Textile students from Chelsea College of Arts at the Museum to find out what they thought about ‘inspiration’. Here Darshini Sundar reflects on the benefits of seeing design elements that originated in India represented in British textiles.