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 MoDA has been exploring the use of digital platforms like Figshare to open up learning processes
Wallpaper has been the backdrop to our homes for hundreds of years Wallpaper can make a home feel modern or traditional, and is one of the easiest ways to express personal taste. It has also had an important part to play in British homes, reflecting technological, economic and social change. Whether or not you have wallpaper […]
Staring at the stencil, layers of a mind-warping visual unfold. The katagami cutout, housed in the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (MODA), at first glance seems an abstract optical illusion, its two-toned linear patterns almost moving on the surface. On closer observation, individual sparrows, each unique, emerge from the background. This Japanese stencil dates […]
MoDA lends items to an exhibition at the House of Illustration in 2018 on textile designer, illustrator and printmaker Enid Marx (1902-1998).