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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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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Creating a business plan for a new museum

It’s quite unusual for Finance people to write blogs. Especially blogs for a site called ‘Designerly Learning’. We’re all about spreadsheets, invoices and budgets, aren’t we? But we’re also about business planning, which is just a bit more interesting. I’d like to share with you my experience of leading the 5 year business plan process […]

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Designs of the Year 2014

How Has Design Made a Difference to Your Day? We ask this question to visitors in the museum’s flagship annual exhibition Designs of the Year 2014, currently showing until August 25 2014.  Responses include ‘got me here’; ‘entertained and interested me’; and even, rather fabulously, ‘made me rethink my future life’. Designs of the Year […]

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Deyan Sudjic on Debunking ‘Good Design’

This week we hear from our director Deyan Sudjic.  As the pace picks up in our journey towards our new incarnation as the new Design Museum in the former Commonwealth Institute, museum staff have started to meet monthly over breakfast to explore different aspects of our activity in this period of rapid and intensive change. Our […]

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Design, Happiness and Museum Learning

Does design make you happy? This was the question tackled by designers Thomas Thwaites  and J Paul Neeley at our recent free weekend talk ‘Design Happiness’ – part of our adult focused HLF activity. This was the first event I ran at the Design Museum. (Hi – I’m Thalia, the new Public Programme Manager) and it […]

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