Some are part of the Silver Studio collection, while others originated from Crown Wallpapers. We also have a small selection of wallpapers by well-known designers such as Edward Bawden, John Aldridge, Lucienne Day and others.
Explore our collection below, and have a look at the short online reading list on the history of wallpaper that we have put together.
Crown Wallcoverings generously donated a substantial part of their wallpaper collection consisting of 5,000 wallpaper samples and pattern books from the early 1950s to the late 1960s. This collection includes wallpaper pattern books by Shand Kydd, John Line & Sons, Potters of Darwen, and Lightbown & Aspinall, including some of the Palladio range
Edward Bawden (1903-1989) is one of a group of artists who achieved fame, followings and steady work in their own lifetimes, but who have, since their deaths, become even more revered.
Peggy Angus (1904-1993) had a varied and esoteric professional career, matched by restless wanderlust in her personal life. [Video]
Find out what happened when Dick Turpin galloped into Penge...
How people have used the wallpaper collection
MoDA's Curator, Serena Dyer, found herself fascinated by the wallpaper sandwich...
Find out what Catherine Rose Scott, Creative Writing student made of MoDA's wallpaper sandwich
find out how pink flamingos helped MA Textile student Alex Beattie
MoDA's Head of Collections, Zoe Hendon, tells us about her new book on the history of wallpaper