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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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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Design and Wellbeing

What do Human Experience design and John Ruskin’s adage that design should unite ‘the head, the hand and the heart’ have in common?  They are both sources of inspiration for the Design and Wellbeing Curriculum that we are currently developing for the Design Museum Kensington as part of the Museum Association’s (MA) Transformers programme  They […]

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It’s interpretation, but not as we know it.

We’re working with Tim Gardom Associates (TGAC) on developing our practical approach to exhibition interpretation. By this we mean how we plan to engage our visitors with exhibition content, as well as what we plan to deliver. They should come away not only knowing more about the designed world and design as an active force for […]

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Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes..

Learning team introducing The New Year at the Design Museum sees the Learning team embracing an intensive, exciting period of change and development as we journey towards the new Design Museum.  We’re delighted to welcome new team members: Thalia Allington-Wood as Learning Manager Public Programmes and Richard Smartt as Digital Learning Manager Design Ventura.  Richard is […]

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Form Follows Festivities

A year in Design Museum Learning As 2013 draws to a close, Designerly Learning recasts that old design (roasted?) chestnut ‘form follows function‘ as …  Form follows Festivities.  First then, a celebration of this year’s achievements in laying the groundwork for learning in 2013 at the new Design Museum, followed by a look ahead to what’s in […]

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Learning at the core – the museum’s future?

Envisioning the Design Museum’s future On a crisp autumnal morning, the Design Museum’s Board, Directorate and Heads of Department gathered at the Southbank to explore and develop thinking about the new Design Museum’s future – its core identity and vision.  The day was facilitated by From Now On .  This is a work in progress, […]

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