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Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture

The Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (MoDA) houses an internationally renowned collection of wallpapers, textiles, designs, magazines, books, and ephemera from the 19th and 20th centuries.

We actively engage with students and staff across the University to explore exciting opportunities for collaboration and knowledge exchange.

Student Snapshots

In summer 2017, our curator, Dr Serena Dyer, worked with the Middlesex Employability Service to develop the Student Snapshots project. This was an opportunity for students to improve their communication skills and to creatively respond to objects in our collections through writing and presenting videos, which ranged from historical mini-documentaries to a spoof YouTube make-up video in response to a 1930s etiquette book.

We are developing our Student Snapshots project further - find out more on our blog.

Academic collaborations

We work closely with academics across all faculties, including:

Funded projects

As well as supporting the research of Middlesex's fantastic students and staff, we also initiate and head research projects into the diverse and fascinating collections at MoDA:

  • Zoe Hendon, Head of Collections, successfully obtained funding from Arts Council England for a project to research our Japanese katagami stencil collection
  • Collections Manager Sian Woodward is currently working with Vimal Shah, Research Information Manager, on a JISC funded project surrounding research data management.

Get in touch

We are always keen to explore new opportunities to do interesting things with interesting people, and actively promote our collections as a resource for students and researchers from all disciplines.

If you would like to get in touch with us about collaborating to deliver teaching outputs, or would like to make an appointment in the study room, please contact Dr Serena Dyer  on s.f.dyer@mdx.ac.uk

If you would like to get in touch about research, then please contact Zoe Hendon on z.hendon@mdx.ac.uk

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