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TV historian publishes new book

You may have seen Professor Deborah Sugg Ryan recently on the BBC2 programme A House Through Time. Deborah appears on the programme and also acted as consultant to the series.  She is Professor of Design History and Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries at University of Portsmouth. In addition to her TV work, […]

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Student Snapshots Advert 2018

We are currently looking for students from Middlesex University, from any faculty or discipline, to get involved in our Student Snapshots project. Are you passionate when talking about what inspires you? Are you eager to get on screen, online, and to share your ideas with others? We are looking for current Middlesex University students to […]

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Seika University and Oita Prefectural Museum, Japan (2017)

During summer 2017, our Katagami in Practice project made an impact overseas. An exhibition, curated by MoDA’s Zoe Hendon and Serena Dyer, was hosted by Seika University in Kyoto, and the Oita Prefectural Museum in Japan. Japan and the Silver Studio This exhibition explored the influence of Japanese katagami stencils on Western art in the […]

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Student Snapshots: Middlesex University students get creative on camera

We are always finding exciting new ways to engage students with our collections. Whether they are from creative writing, housing, or fashion, students keep imagining new and exciting ways to use our collections in their studies. MoDA’s curator, Dr Serena Dyer, introduces one of our latest student projects. The Project: Employability and Engagement Earlier this […]

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Katagami in Practice: Project Launch

  The Project Begins Participants in the Katagami in Practice project met together at the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture for the first time in September 2016. It was great to see everyone buzzing with ideas and thinking about how their different approaches might work together. The participants will work both individually and collaboratively […]

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Katagami in Practice: Japanese Stencils in the Art School

The Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (MoDA) has been awarded funding from Arts Council England to support a major research project on Japanese stencils from the Silver Studio Collection. The Silver Studio Collection at MoDA includes around four hundred Japanese katagami, traditional resist-printing stencils for textiles, dating from the late nineteenth century.  They were acquired by designers working in the Silver […]

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