Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Job Vacancy - Collections Manager at MoDA

Are you looking for a new job in Collections Management?  Would you like to join a small and dynamic team? 

We are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced person to undertake the role of Collections Manager at the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (MoDA), Middlesex University.   


 You will need a thorough knowledge of the museum’s collections management system (Collections Index+) or equivalent, including the ability to manipulate data imports/exports etc.  You will be enthusiastic about the idea that excellent collections management is a prerequisite for making MoDA’s collections accessible to students and researchers, and for exhibitions, publications, online and via social media. 

We’re about to relaunch our website using a Wordpress platform.  Our aim is to be able to use our website to show the many interesting ways in which people use the museum’s collections, as well as showing the collections themselves.  We’re also aiming for a more joined up social media presence.  You’ll be someone who is enthusiastic about helping to complete this redevelopment, and willing to help generate further ideas about making MoDA’s collections accessible online and increasing collections discoverability in innovative ways.  You’ll also have a good grasp of tools such as Google analytics and an understanding of the need to evaluate the impact of these activities. 

Please see the job description, application form, and details of how to apply on this page of the Middlesex University website: 

Applicants are strongly advised to read the documents on this page of the website

Closing date 14th September 2016
Proposed interview date 28th September 2016

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)
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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