#Silver Studio Category

Conserving Transparent Paper from the Silver Studio Collection

MoDA’s Preventative Conservation Officer, Emma Shaw supports students on the MA Conservation course at Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London, through placements and project work. Recently, Elisabeth Randell completed some conservation work for us as part of her course and shares her experience. I was fortunate enough to work on three transparent […]

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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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Drawing Inspiration from Katagami Stencils

Sarah Desmarais was a participant in MoDA’s current research project, Katagami in Practice: Japanese stencils in the Art School. Her research focused on the practice of making, and how it can be used to approach the katagami reflectively, critically and creatively. Sarah’s response goes beyond simply noting the stencils as examples of interesting motifs, technical […]

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Katagami Uncovered

Mamiko Markham was one of the participants in MoDA’s research project, Katagami in Practice: Japanese stencils in the Art School.  Her research used both conventional and infrared photography to examine the katagami stencils in MoDA’s Silver Studio Collection.  This helped to determine geographical origins, dates and makers. Mamiko explains what infrared photography has revealed The […]

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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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The Value of the Everyday

The following piece is by Ellen Martin, who recently completed an MA in Design and Material Culture at Brighton University. Last year I completed my MA in History of Design and Material Culture at the University of Brighton – and the wonderful collections at the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (MoDA) were crucial to […]

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Tracing Paper

MoDA’s Preventative Conservation Officer, Emma Shaw, shares her knowledge of tracing papers I recently attended a two day Conservation of Tracing Paper Workshop at Tate Britain lead by Hildegard Homburger, a paper conservator from Berlin with a great deal of experience in the conservation of architectural designs and art works on tracing paper.  The course […]

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