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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Get into Design: clothing with a difference

Fashion design with a difference was the focus of our latest Get into Design course for young people.  Working alongside designer Bethany Williams of ROOFLESS Clothing ten young Design Museum participants aged 12 -16 were set the challenge to create an outfit inspired by the work of the Vauxhall and Islington food banks. The central […]

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Design(ing) Residencies for the Future

If you’re a cultural and creative industries enthusiast, you’ll have noticed the step change in the fields of design and museology.  Both are becoming more human-centred in their approach.  This is interesting when we look at plans for Designers in Residence at the Design Museum. I’m Saskia Coulson, I ran a staff workshop at the […]

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A Designerly Ding Dong Merrily on High

As a busy and richly productive 2014 draws to a close and the festive season fast beckons, designerlylearning celebrates and reflects on a number of key themes within the process of transition and transformation towards the Design Museum in Kensington.  Over the year, we have worked intensively with audiences to shape the learning and visitor offer;  created […]

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