Monday, 1 September 2014

More "In Conversation" afternoons at MoDA

Over the past few months we've been running a new series of events at the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (MoDA).  These are informal talks lasting about an hour and a half, which offer an opportunity to see a selection of objects from the museum's collections, and discuss them with a member of staff.  We're aiming to provide an overview of the collections and provide a bit of background to what the museum holds.

These events will be running about once a month, and we're now pleased to announce some more dates for the Autumn.  This time we've chosen a number of specific themes, so that each event will have a particular focus.  Places are free, but limited, so please sign up for the ones that interest you:

On September 24th the "In Conversation" afternoon will be a look at some of the wonderful examples of wallpapers from the museum's collections, with MoDA's Assistant Curator Maggie Wood.
Reserve your ticket now for the September date

'Sahara' wallpaper designed by Edward  Bawden, 1928,
Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (SW 2236)

On October 30th Maggie will be turning her attention to the development of suburbia in the interwar period, with a look at some of the museum's estate agent brochures.
Reserve your ticket now for the October date


Image taken from a poster advertising Halifax Building Society, 1930s
Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (BADDA4719)

On Friday 21st November, MoDA's Head of Collections, Zoe Hendon, will be looking at the way in which designers who worked for the Silver Studio were influenced by the art of Japan.
Reserve your ticket now for the November date

Japanese katagami stencil depicting chrysanthemums and bamboo stems,
Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, K2.28

We hope these events will give a flavour of the wide variety of objects and themes we cover at the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture.  Places are limited, but don't worry if you can't make it this time - we'll be running similar events again in the future.

These events are aimed at people who have a general interest in MoDA's collections, but who don't have a specific research question in mind.  If you would like to see the collections for your own research or personal interest you are welcome to make an appointment.  You don't need to be formally associated with an educational institution, but you will need to give us an idea of what you want to see.  Please contact Maggie Wood to discuss your interests in the collection and to arrange a time to visit.  

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