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New Book about Wallpaper

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 […]

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Job Applications: Top Ten Tips!

We’ve developed these tips after reading literally hundreds of job applications over the years. This advice applies to getting a job here at MoDA, but it’s equally applicable to getting a job elsewhere. Most big employers have a standard process so if you understand the rules of the game it might make it easier to […]

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‘Making Waves’ – a documentary film by students

Students from Middlesex University’s TV Production course have produced a really interesting short documentary, as part of MoDA’s Katagami in Practice project. The project was set as a ‘live brief’ for the students.  The aim was to make a documentary film which followed practitioner Caroline Collinge in the process of filming a dance performance.  Caroline’s […]

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The age of affordable suburbia

Deborah Sugg Ryan has drawn extensively on MoDA’s holdings for her new book Ideal Homes 1918-39: Domestic design and suburban modernism, which will be published by Manchester University Press in March 2018. In this extract from the book she discusses the home of Ronald and Miriam Kingham, which is documented in MoDA’s collection. Ronald and […]

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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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