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Student Snapshots Advert 2018

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 take part in a project to create videos which capture how the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (MoDA) inspires you and […]

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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

MoDA’s Katagami in Practice project ran from September 2016 until April 2018.  Find out more about the participants and their areas of research interest. Introducing the Participants: Caroline Collinge is a designer-maker who comes from a costume and performance background. She has a long interest in Japanese crafts of origami, and in the way in which […]

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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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Spotlight on the Digital

In 2015 we added about 500 digital images from the museum’s collections to the Visual Arts Data Service (VADS).  VADS is a content aggregator that provides online access to a growing collection of visual images contributed by universities, libraries, museums and archives from across the UK, which can be used freely for education. The addition of […]

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1950s Design & Aspiration at Compton Verney (2016)

In 2016 we lent seven items to an exhibition at Compton Verney in Warwickshire.  These included two photographs of interiors of the period, a swatch of contemporary paint colours, and several trade catalogues of furnishings and interior design. The exhibition explored the ways in which 1950s consumers were sold an aspirational lifestyle after the deprivations […]

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