Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Katagami research project - Call for Proposals

The Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (MoDA) is seeking to employ four researcher/practitioners to consider the katagami collection at the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture from a variety of perspectives, both historical and practice-based, between October 2016 and March 2018.

Katagami stencils are a Japanese technique for applying printed pattern to cloth, traditionally for kimonos.  These stencils are increasingly recognised as having had an important relationship with, and impact on, art and design in the West. 

katagami stencil (k1-25)
Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture

The katagami in MoDA’s Silver Studio collection are among our most popular objects.  They hold a fascination for students and creative practitioners because of the intricacy of their cutting and the beauty and stylisation of the motifs depicted.  As such they hold enormous potential for research that brings together an historical perspective with a practice-based approach, focusing on the importance of this kind of collection as a source of inspiration for artists and designers, both historically and today.

We're excited to be launching a new research project, funded by Arts Council England as part of the Designation Development Fund,

Please read full details in the Call for Proposals.

Deadline for submission of proposals is 18th September 2016

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