Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture

Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture MoDA's collections provide an insight into domestic design and home life in Britain 1880-1960. MoDA is an accessible research collection. We don’t have public exhibition galleries, but you are welcome to make an appointment to view collections up close in our Study Room.
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We welcome all kinds of Study Room visitors – students, researchers and members of the public. You don’t need to be associated with an academic institution. If you would like to find out more about any aspect of the collections you are very welcome to make an appointment or find out more about appointments. To make an appointment or have a look at our collections visit our website: https://moda.mdx.ac.uk/

For other enquiries please call 020 8411 5244 or email [email protected]

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Have you been listening to our #podcast 'That Feels Like Home'? Tell us what you think by answering our short survey.htt...
06/05/2021
That Feels like Home

Have you been listening to our #podcast 'That Feels Like Home'? Tell us what you think by answering our short survey.
http://ow.ly/9IIr50EGm3G

Or catch up on seasons 1&2 by subscribing here
http://ow.ly/FeQJ50EGm90

That Feels Like Home builds new stories around MoDA's collections to explore what home means to us.

Sharing all things green in celebration of #StPatricksDay ☘️ #designs #SilverStudio
17/03/2021

Sharing all things green in celebration of #StPatricksDay ☘️ #designs #SilverStudio

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus! (Happy St David’s Day!). A Silver Studio sketch for printed textile design using daffodils - the W...
01/03/2021

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus! (Happy St David’s Day!). A Silver Studio sketch for printed textile design using daffodils - the Welsh national flower. #StDavidsDay🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus! (Happy St David’s Day!). A Silver Studio sketch for printed textile design using daffodils - the Welsh national flower. #StDavidsDay🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

On the 12th day of #Christmas MoDa sent to me S2E7 of #ThatFeelsLikeHome - Staging Home https://bit.ly/2Wlzd4S @emcstain...
05/01/2021

On the 12th day of #Christmas MoDa sent to me S2E7 of #ThatFeelsLikeHome - Staging Home https://bit.ly/2Wlzd4S @emcstainforth discusses the relationship between the curation of private domestic space & public sharing & how/ should museums document home-making #12PodsofChristmas

On the 11th day of #Christmas MoDA sent to me S2E6 of #ThatFeelsLikeHome - Home & Housing https://bit.ly/3nCpO4I @davidj...
04/01/2021

On the 11th day of #Christmas MoDA sent to me S2E6 of #ThatFeelsLikeHome - Home & Housing https://bit.ly/3nCpO4I @davidjmadden talks about housing as home versus housing as real estate and what happens when a housing crisis meets a health crisis #12PodsofChristmas

On the 10th day of #Christmas MoDA sent to me S2E5 of #ThatFeelsLikeHome - Home work/house work https://bit.ly/2KAtTIo @...
03/01/2021

On the 10th day of #Christmas MoDA sent to me S2E5 of #ThatFeelsLikeHome - Home work/house work https://bit.ly/2KAtTIo @RosieCox007 & @suff66 discuss the history of the physical separation of home & work & the effect of the blurring of boundaries in 2020 #12PodsofChristmas

On the 9th day of #Christmas MoDA sent to me S2E4 of #ThatFeelsLikeHome - Home Cities: epidemics and health https://bit....
02/01/2021

On the 9th day of #Christmas MoDA sent to me S2E4 of #ThatFeelsLikeHome - Home Cities: epidemics and health https://bit.ly/3gSEnyy @ArchHistDarling & @engelmal81 explore historical and current narratives around the home, health & disease #12PodsofChristmas

#HappyNewYear! On the 8th day of #Christmas MoDA gave to me S2E3 of #ThatFeelsLikeHome - Home Sounds https://bit.ly/37lt...
01/01/2021

#HappyNewYear! On the 8th day of #Christmas MoDA gave to me S2E3 of #ThatFeelsLikeHome - Home Sounds https://bit.ly/37ltbrb @knitsonik & @jotacchi consider sounds of home, what we've noticed in 2020, recording sound and the process of active listening #12PodsofChristmas

On the 7th day of Christmas MoDA sent to me S2E2 of #ThatFeelsLikeHome - Home Senses https://bit.ly/2KtnUF1 Sarah Pink t...
31/12/2020

On the 7th day of Christmas MoDA sent to me S2E2 of #ThatFeelsLikeHome - Home Senses https://bit.ly/2KtnUF1 Sarah Pink talks about how we experience home in sensory, social & emotional ways and how that has been affected by this year of lockdown & confinement #12PodsofChristmas

On the 6th day of #Christmas MoDA sent to me S2E1 of #ThatFeelsLikeHome - Home Spaces https://bit.ly/3oW0U0d @JaneHamlet...
30/12/2020

On the 6th day of #Christmas MoDA sent to me S2E1 of #ThatFeelsLikeHome - Home Spaces https://bit.ly/3oW0U0d @JaneHamlett & Trevor Keeble reflect on the idea of home as a private space, & how Covid19 has impacted this through the uses of digital technologies #12PodsofChristmas

29/12/2020

On the 5th Day of #Christmas MoDA sent to me S1E5 of #ThatFeelsLikeHome - Home Writer. https://bit.ly/3ntdvYz @josiebarnard talks about what 'home' might mean to a writer & how physical everyday objects can help you look at things in a new way. #12PodsofChristmas

28/12/2020

On the 4th day of #Christmas MoDA sent to me S1E4 of #ThatFeelsLikeHome - Home Planet. https://bit.ly/2LH616l Ceres & @SeedsofFashion talk about working with natural dyes, issues of sustainability and environmental activism #12PodsofChristmas

27/12/2020

On the third day of #Christmas MoDA sent to me S1E3 of #ThatFeelsLikeHome - Home (Dis)Comforts. Have you ever hated your wallpaper? @niadla & @paulaschambers discuss how unsettling domestic items and experiences can be. https://bit.ly/37ol8tR #12PodsofChristmas

26/12/2020

On the 2nd Day of #Christmas MoDA sent to me S1E2 of #ThatFeelsLikeHome - Home Displacements, looking at how ideas around home ownership, the suburbs, and gentrification affect home and belonging https://bit.ly/37pxwti #12PodsofChristmas

25/12/2020

We have a festive treat if you want a screen break this holiday. Our podcast #ThatFeelsLikeHome has 12 episodes that we'll be sharing over the coming days. S1Ep1 - Home Memories looks at the power of sharing memories https://bit.ly/3npuE5s #HBAHFestivities #12PodsofChristmas

Seasonal greetings from all of us at MoDA. We are now closed and will reopen on 4th January. We look forward to your enq...
18/12/2020

Seasonal greetings from all of us at MoDA. We are now closed and will reopen on 4th January. We look forward to your enquiries and hope to be able to offer appointments again soon. We'll be sharing some social media content to keep you engaged over the break.

Featured in our Winter newsletter is this design which is fitting as it's #NationalTreeWeek. We send occasional newslett...
04/12/2020

Featured in our Winter newsletter is this design which is fitting as it's #NationalTreeWeek. We send occasional newsletters to our subscribers with news of our activities. See here https://preview.mailerlite.com/b5c6m4

Featuring MoDA's Thirtiestyle for #MuseumShopSunday. It's a fascinating and colourful guide to all aspects of decoration...
29/11/2020

Featuring MoDA's Thirtiestyle for #MuseumShopSunday. It's a fascinating and colourful guide to all aspects of decoration and design in the 1930s home. Drawing on MoDA's collections it the shows the choices available to consumers during this period. http://ow.ly/1UZv50Cxd9S

Today is #MuseumShopSunday. It’s never been more important to support your favourite cultural attractions and today we w...
29/11/2020

Today is #MuseumShopSunday. It’s never been more important to support your favourite cultural attractions and today we will be featuring some items from our online shop. Get shopping! https://moda.mdx.ac.uk/support-us/shop/ #SustainingCulture

MoDA have collaborated again this year with Flame Tree Publishing  to produce a calendar for 2021. Retailing at £9.99 (w...
25/11/2020

MoDA have collaborated again this year with Flame Tree Publishing to produce a calendar for 2021. Retailing at £9.99 (with free postage) it makes an ideal Christmas gift. If you would like to send as a gift, undertake your order as normal and then email [email protected] with the delivery address and a message so we can send it on your behalf. Lets hope 2021 brings more events to add to our calendars! https://www.onlinestore.mdx.ac.uk/product-catalogue/museum-of-domestic-design-architecture/publications-and-merchandise/moda-calendar-2021

Here's a textile design by the Silver Studio from the 1920s to celebrate #NationalAppleDay - those apples look tasty! Is...
21/10/2020

Here's a textile design by the Silver Studio from the 1920s to celebrate #NationalAppleDay - those apples look tasty! Is there something homely about apples? What's your favourite apple recipe for using the apple harvest, or maybe one that reminds you of home?

Season Two of our #podcast #ThatFeelsLikeHome explores multiple stories around home in the current crisis. #MuseumPassio...
15/10/2020

Season Two of our #podcast #ThatFeelsLikeHome explores multiple stories around home in the current crisis. #MuseumPassion #Home http://ow.ly/Tj9v50BRdJ6

Textile collective ‘Ceres’ have an eco-conscious approach to textile design. In #podcast 'Home Planets' they discuss iss...
15/10/2020

Textile collective ‘Ceres’ have an eco-conscious approach to textile design. In #podcast 'Home Planets' they discuss issues of sustainability and environmental activism. #MuseumPassion #Environment #Sustainability #ThatFeelsLikeHome http://ow.ly/F2HF50BOfjs

Today we'll be sharing content for the BBC event #MuseumPassion - a whole day dedicated to bringing the UK's incredible ...
15/10/2020

Today we'll be sharing content for the BBC event #MuseumPassion - a whole day dedicated to bringing the UK's incredible museums to a global online audience. So what's your passion? #textiles #books #design #home

Season 2 of our #Podcast #ThatFeelsLikeHome includes a bonus episode! Ana Baeza Ruiz and Elizabeth Stainforth (Universit...
18/09/2020
S2, Episode 7: Staging Home - Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (MoDA)

Season 2 of our #Podcast #ThatFeelsLikeHome includes a bonus episode! Ana Baeza Ruiz and Elizabeth Stainforth (University of Leeds) discuss 'Staging Home'. How have homes been presented for public view, from analogue photography to social media? And how do museums deal with these? #Heritage #homes
https://bit.ly/2Ryn8Hh

In this episode MoDA's curator, Ana Baeza, discusses with Elizabeth Stainforth (University of Leeds) how people have staged their homes for public view, from analogue photography to digital imaging on social media.

We'll soon be launching new website pages focusing on perspectives on 'home': what it means and how it is experienced. F...
28/08/2020

We'll soon be launching new website pages focusing on perspectives on 'home': what it means and how it is experienced. For now, why not have a listen to our podcast conversation with historians Prof. Jane Hamlett and Prof. Trevor Keeble on the history of the 'home'?
Listen here 👉http://ow.ly/Ubww50BaCnk

Recent research by The Fawcett Society - Official Queen Mary University of London The London School of Economics and Pol...
27/08/2020

Recent research by The Fawcett Society - Official Queen Mary University of London The London School of Economics and Political Science - LSE shows rise in perceived inequalities in housework between mothers and fathers in the UK during Covid.
Full report here http://ow.ly/wOMK50BawO3

Earlier this year we discussed histories of housework, Covid and inequality with @suff66 and @RosieCox007
in our podcast #ThatFeelsLikeHome. Check out the episode here 👉 http://ow.ly/nDBN50Baxkg

A few days ago, the govt extended the eviction ban, but activists @LondonRentersUnion @generationrentuk are calling for ...
25/08/2020

A few days ago, the govt extended the eviction ban, but activists @LondonRentersUnion @generationrentuk are calling for a permanent ban on evictions for Covid-related arrears. In our latest podcast with LSE sociologist David J. Madden we discussed why the housing system is so flawed, check it out👇 http://ow.ly/SslA50B7ASb

In Episode 6 of #ThatFeelsLikeHome podcast Ana Baeza and @davidjmadden look at housing legislation during earlier social...
05/08/2020

In Episode 6 of #ThatFeelsLikeHome podcast Ana Baeza and @davidjmadden look at housing legislation during earlier social crises and regulation to protect residents. How are current campaigns tackling the basic right to an affordable home? https://moda.mdx.ac.uk/conversations/home-housing/ #home #housing

S2, Ep5 of #ThatFeelsLikeHome podcast is now available. Ana Baeza talks to @RosieCox007 and @suff66 about the boundaries...
17/07/2020

S2, Ep5 of #ThatFeelsLikeHome podcast is now available. Ana Baeza talks to @RosieCox007 and @suff66 about the boundaries between home and work. How does this effect everyday life, privacy and professional relationships?
http://ow.ly/d2Ww50AzYWf #podcast #homeworking #housework

As university museums face the continuation of social distancing measures, how will this affect learning with collection...
14/07/2020
Collections-based learning during COVID 19 - Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (MoDA)

As university museums face the continuation of social distancing measures, how will this affect learning with collections? Watch this discussion with Thomas Kador (UCL), Zoe Hendon (Middlesex), Judy Willcocks (UAL) and other colleagues from university museums on the hopes and challenges ahead. The event was coordinated by Annelies Van de Ven and Ana Baeza. Watch here 👉http://ow.ly/7Prt50Au9GM

We have spent a long time highlighting the virtues and value of learning in physical social spaces with physical sensory objects. Now that museum staff and visitors are physically separated from both the spaces and the objects, how can museums best support Object Based Learning (OBL) – or indeed a...

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The Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (MoDA) developed from a number of collections acquired by Middlesex University between the late 1960s and the 1990s. The first and most important of these was the Silver Studio Collection, which was given to what was then the Hornsey College of Art in 1966.

MoDA is part of Middlesex University. We are an accessible research collection and we welcome students, researchers and members of the public by appointment. Find out more here: https://moda.mdx.ac.uk/visit-us/about-appointments/

Our mission is to preserve and hold in trust for society our internationally important collections relating to British domestic design and architecture 1870-1960. MoDA is committed to exploring the collections with our audiences, co-creating knowledge and understanding and using the collections to inspire creativity. We support and challenge audiences to learn with and from the collections, to demonstrate their learning in varied ways, and to feed that knowledge back into a shared knowledge base. For other enquiries visit https://moda.mdx.ac.uk/visit-us/contact-us/ or please call 020 8411 5244 or email [email protected] Read more about MoDA at https://moda.mdx.ac.uk/

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