We are committed to exploring our collections with our audiences, co-creating knowledge and inspiring creativity. We support and challenge audiences to learn with and from the collections, to demonstrate their learning in varied ways, and to feed that knowledge back into a shared knowledge base.
Ana Baeza, curator at MoDA, talks to Anne Burke about using the museum's photography collections in collaborative teaching and research [video].
Gemma Leader talks about the recent conservation of MoDA’s important collection of grasspaper stencils [video].
MA student Lucy Ellis talks about her research into the history of the wallpaper industry [video]
Dr Keren Protheroe talks about her research on Winifred Mold, a designer working for the Silver Studio in the early twentieth century [Video].
Creative Writing student Beth Cleveland used wallpaper as a way of thinking about what 'home' means to her.
MA textile student Darshini Sundar talks about the immediacy of learning from objects [Video].
Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, Alice Maude-Roxby, has borrowed items from MoDA for a new exhibition in Southampton.
Textile designer James Francis Millar talks about finding inspiration in the Silver Studio Collection [Video].
Fashion student Teodora Mitrovska explored the idea of 'The Modern Woman', based on advice from 1936 [Video].
On how a tattered tin captured one of the most significant periods in British history, and grabbed my utmost attention
Middlesex University printmaking graduate Naima Bakar talks about the inspiration she found at MoDA [Video]
Caroline Collinge explains the thinking behind her costumed dance performance [Video].
A charming love story by Middlesex Creative Writing Student Sash Guna, inspired by a Silver Studio design
Textile collective ‘Ceres’ were our Artists in Residence at MoDA in 2019, bringing an eco-conscious approach to textile design and inspiration.
We hear from Sarah Kadrnka, Middlesex University Illustration student, who was inspired by designs from the Silver Studio Collection [Video].
MoDA's Head of Collections, Zoe Hendon, tells us about her new book on the history of wallpaper
Creative Writing student Sylvia Ikua gives us a glimpse of a fascinating and colourful object
Our conservator Emma Shaw looked at some intriguing stencilled materials of the 1890s with the help of Naoko Nomoto, a postgraduate volunteer.
Find out about how Yemi's work was inspired by MoDA's Charles Hasler collection
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.
Mamiko Markham used infrared photography to uncover the hidden meanings of MoDA's katagami stencils [video].
Dr Jill Stewart of Middlesex University talks about her use of MoDA's collections in her teaching and research. [Video]
The designer and typographer Charles Hasler collected Victorian sheet music. But what happened when we let Middlesex students loose on them? [Video]
find out how pink flamingos helped MA Textile student Alex Beattie
Enid Marx (1902-1998) made an amazing body of work, and had an unusually long career as a commercial designer. Lotte Beatrix Crawford talked to Jane Audas about Marx's life and work. [Video]
Deborah Sugg Ryan finds that in the 1930s, semi detached houses in suburbia were within the means of the lower middle classes.
MoDA's new book on the Ephemera Collection of mid-century designer, Charles Hasler
Hear about some student research into suburban homes
Dr Josie Barnard on the benefits of museum objects as a starting point for writing. [Video]
Timelines are often used to communicate historical narratives. Dr Florian Kräutli used MoDA’s collections to find out how timelines can enable us to understand the richness and complexity of historical data.
Creative Writing with Journalism student Anders Myrset explored the history behind Notgeld
MoDA holds a total of sixty Notgeld or 'emergency money' banknotes in the reference collection which belonged to the designer Charles Hasler. UCL student Sahava Baranow found out more about them.
Find out how Aviva Leeman was inspired by MoDA at the Hasler Gallery
Cecilia Hughes writes engagingly about the visual excitement of katagami stencils
Peggy Angus (1904-1993) had a varied and esoteric professional career, matched by restless wanderlust in her personal life. [Video]
Jessica Kelly’s research focused on JM Richards as editor of the Architectural Review, and the role that this magazine played in shaping the public's ideas of modern architecture.
Sarah Desmarais uses drawing techniques to get to know the katagami through practical engagement.
How did Jo Angell use MoDA's collections for inspiration?
How did MoDA's collections inspire designer/maker Leigh Cameron?
Middlesex University Artist in Residence, Giulia Ricci, on geometric pattern in MoDA's collections [Video]
Often students surprise us with the innovative ways in which they use MoDA's collections.
Find out what Catherine Rose Scott, Creative Writing student made of MoDA's wallpaper sandwich
How do MoDA's magazines support research in Film Studies?
MoDA's Curator, Serena Dyer, found herself fascinated by the wallpaper sandwich...
MoDA's Collections Assistant Nicola Stylianou talks about linking Silver Studio designs with their source material.
Sound artist Felicity Ford asked "what does wallpaper sound like to you?"
Design Historian, Professor Deborah Sugg Ryan, has a new book on Suburban Modernism.
MA Conservation student Rebekah Harbord summarises her work on 1940s designs at MoDA