Head of Museum Collections, Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture
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Zoë Hendon is the curator of MoDA, and her research interests tend to relate to the museum’s collections. Recent research has looked at the influence of Japan on the Silver Studio, resulting in an exhibition at MoDA (Sept 2009-Aug 2010), and a publication: Japantastic: Japanese-inspired patterns for British homes, 1880-1930.
Zoë’s most recent study continues to investigate the question of the sources that Silver Studio designers used as inspiration for their work. This and a related interest in the role museums have historically played in art and design education resulted in recent research into the Silvern Series. This was a set of photographs of objects in the South Kensington Museum (now known as the V&A), created by Arthur Silver in 1889. An article about the Silvern Series appeared in the V&A online journal in 2012.
MoDA’s collections are a rich resource for further study of both the history of art and design education, and as a resource for today’s students of art and design.
Recent Curated Exhibitions at the Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture
- Sept 2009- Aug 2010; Japantastic: Japanese-inspired pattern for British homes, 1880-1930
- Nov 08-Aug 09; Designer Style: Home Decorating in the 1950s Publications