The new Design Museum on film

My name is Kirsty Millward, and I am the Collections Officer at the Design Museum. I am responsible for the management and administration of the permanent collections, the new Sackler Library and the Design Museum’s archives. Working as a Collections Officer means no two days at the office are ever the same, which certainly keeps […]

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Weekend Punk: out with a bang

Inaugural director Stephen Bayley described the Design Museum on Shad Thames in its formative days  as the ‘rebellious offspring of the V&A’. The notion of the rebellious museum is an intriguing one in the current moment of political turmoil and in the context of the Museum Association’s focus on the social value of museums. Museums […]

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Shad Thames workshop Programme – The end of a era

Whether it’s a tidy room, a cluttered desk, a crowded coffee shop or your local park on a sunny day, the space in which we work can affect our creativity and productivity. It will come as no surprise that learning spaces can vastly affect the sessions that take place within them. A learner’s focus and […]

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Design Ventura.. a celebration of young talent.

Design Ventura offers UK secondary schools the opportunity to develop a product from a real design brief, and to work with experts from the design industry and business professionals. The project offers extensive resources for teachers and a CPD programme to support the delivery of the project in schools, as well as a programme of […]

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A designerly learning New Year

A designerly learning New Year to all – may it be replete with creativity, courage and kindness. We have a thrilling (if challenging!) year ahead, with our new site due to open at the end of 2016. While the end of 2015 saw us bid a fond farewell to Flora, Audience Development Manager for our […]

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Sensing design

The Design Museum offers tailored touch tours designed for blind and visually impaired visitors.  Tour leader, Andrew Mashigo, talks about the multi-sensory approach of these tours and how appealing to all the senses can bring collections to life. Access The Design Museum’s touch tours are using new ways to bring the museum’s exhibitions to visitors with visually […]

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Surviving – and Thriving

As part of our transition from Shad Thames to our new home in Kensington, the museum has benefited from the support of the Arts Council’s Survive and Thrive programme. With the guidance of Museums Development Officers and sector peers, we have identified working with communities as a key developmental ambition (see Transformers post). To this end, last […]

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