Zoë Hendon is the Head of Collections at the Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture (MoDA). She and her team work closely with colleagues across the University to ensure the museum’s collections are well used in learning and research within Middlesex and beyond.
Zoë's research interests relate to the collections at the Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture, particularly the Silver Studio Collection. Further research interests include wallpaper, textiles, the history of art and design education in the UK, and the influence of Japan on Western art and design
current research projects:
Hendon, Zoë (2017) Behind the scenes at the Silver Studio: Rex Silver and the hidden mechanisms of interwar textile design. Architecture and Culture . ISSN 2050-7836 (Accepted/In press)
Hendon, Zoë (2017) Handwork rendered expeditious: the Rottmann-Silver stencil venture of the 1890s. In: DresserFest: Christopher Dresser, Japonism and the Victorian World of Goods, 30 Jun - 02 Jul 2017, Teesside University, United Kingdom.
Hendon, Zoë (2017) Silver Studio textiles. In: Textiles Ancient to Modern, V&A taught course, 11 May 2017, Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Hendon, Zoë (2017) 'Inexpensive but not cheap': the methodological challenges of wallpaper in working class interiors. In: The Working Class at Home 1770-2017, 04 May 2017, The Geffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland Rd, London E2 8EA.
Hendon, Zoë and Thomas, Peter (2017) 'I am a magazine'. In: Beyond the Lecture Theatre: Scottish Universities Special Collections and Archives Group, 26-27 Jan 2017, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen.