In this section we take a closer look at some of MoDA’s many fascinating objects.
We take the opportunity to delve into the stories behind some of the designers whose work is represented in the museum. We hear from today’s students and researchers about how they are using the collections in their creative practice. And we ask authors and experts from outside Middlesex to tell us how MoDA’s collections inspire and inform their work.
Jane Audas explores the craft wallpapers by Peggy Angus and Edward Bawden in MoDA's collections.
Enid Marx (1902-1998) made an amazing body of work, and had an unusually long career as a commercial designer. Jane Audas takes a look at her life, with objects from MoDA's collections.
The designer and typographer Charles Hasler collected Victorian sheet music. But what happened when we let Middlesex students loose on them?
Timelines are familiar devices in museum settings. They are often used to communicate historical narratives. Dr Florian Kräutli used MoDA’s collections to help find out how timelines can enable us to understand the richness and complexity of historical data.
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.
Creative Writing tutor Josie Barnard tells us how her students find inspiration in MoDA's collections