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.
Dr Keren Protheroe talks about her research on Winifred Mold, a designer working for the Silver Studio in the early twentieth century [Video].
How MoDA has been exploring the use of digital platforms like Figshare to open up learning processes