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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A few of our wallpapers added to this examination of personal taste and why we are drawn to certain stylistic elements.
MA Textile student from Chelsea, Alex Beattie, was particularly inspired by some of MoDA’s 1920s wallpapers. In particular, a wallpaper featuring pink flamingos really caught his eye. His excitement at finding this wallpaper was clear. He loved the colours and he was also interested in the way it had been printed, which helped to inform […]
MoDA’s Curator, Serena Dyer, found herself fascinated by the wallpaper sandwich… In November 2003, wallpaper fragments from Peterhouse Cambridge were given to the museum. They were discovered during renovations of the college’s dorm rooms and gifted to the museum as a large slab of papers stuck together and scraped off a wall. Serena carried out more […]