We have an extensive collection of books on a range of subjects including architecture, design, fine art, town planning, textile design, cookery, natural history and household management.
MoDA has around 40,000 original designs on paper. Most of the designs are for wallpapers and textiles.
Our ephemera collection includes cigarette cards, postcards, newspaper cuttings, and posters.
MoDA has 400 traditional Japanese katagami stencils used for resist-printing textiles.
Find out about the magazines and journals in MoDA’s collection
Our textile collection includes printed and woven furnishing fabrics designed for British homes 1880-1960, and examples of dress fabrics.
MoDA holds one of the country's finest collections of mass market wallpaper dating from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century.