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Zoe Hendon - Head of Museum Collections, Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture

Zoė Hendon

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

Zoe Hendon's research in the University Repository

That feels like home: connecting sites of lockdown to design collections

Hendon, Zoƫ (2020) That feels like home: connecting sites of lockdown to design collections. Museum and Society , 18 (3). pp. 330-333. ISSN 1479-8360 (Published online first) ...

Archives, collections and curatorship: Virtual Special Issue for the Journal of Design History, 2019

Hendon, Zoƫ (2019) Archives, collections and curatorship: Virtual Special Issue for the Journal of Design History, 2019. Journal of Design History . ISSN 0952-4649 (Published online first...

Time aboard the Ghan: Alice Springs to Adelaide, March 2016

Burke, Anne (2019) Time aboard the Ghan: Alice Springs to Adelaide, March 2016. In: Design, History and Time: New temporalities in a digital age. Hendon, Zoƫ and Massey, Anne , eds. Bloomsb...

Design, history and time: New temporalities in a digital age

Hendon, Zoƫ and Massey, Anne , eds. (2019) Design, history and time: New temporalities in a digital age. Bloomsbury Visual Arts . Bloomsbury, London. ISBN 9781350060654 ...

Inspiration examined: towards a methodology

Hendon, Zoƫ (2018) Inspiration examined: towards a methodology. Art, Design & Communication in Higher Education , 17 (2). pp. 135-150. ISSN 1474-273X ...

Wallpaper

Hendon, Zoƫ (2018) Wallpaper. Shire Library . Shire Publications, Oxford. ISBN 9781784423131 ...

Tweed [Book review]

Hendon, Zoƫ (2018) Tweed [Book review]. Journal of Design History , 31 (3). pp. 300-301. ISSN 0952-4649 ...

Behind the scenes at the Silver Studio: Rex Silver and the hidden mechanisms of interwar textile design

Hendon, Zoƫ (2018) Behind the scenes at the Silver Studio: Rex Silver and the hidden mechanisms of interwar textile design. Architecture and Culture , 6 (1). pp. 61-80. ISSN 2050-7828 ...

Handwork rendered expeditious: the Rottmann-Silver stencil venture of the 1890s

Hendon, Zoƫ (2017) Handwork rendered expeditious: the Rottmann-Silver stencil venture of the 1890s. In: DresserFest: Christopher Dresser, Japonism and the Victorian World of Goods, 30 Jun - 02 J...

Silver Studio textiles

Hendon, Zoƫ (2017) Silver Studio textiles. In: Textiles Ancient to Modern, V&A taught course, 11 May 2017, Victoria and Albert Museum, London. ...

'Inexpensive but not cheap': the methodological challenges of wallpaper in working class interiors

Hendon, Zoƫ (2017) 'Inexpensive but not cheap': the methodological challenges of wallpaper in working class interiors. In: The Working Class at Home 1770-2017, 04 May 2017, The Geffrye Museum, 1...

'I am a magazine'

Hendon, Zoƫ and Thomas, Peter (2017) 'I am a magazine'. In: Beyond the Lecture Theatre: Scottish Universities Special Collections and Archives Group, 26-27 Jan 2017, University of Aberdeen, Abe...

Palladio wallpapers

Hendon, Zoƫ (2016) Palladio wallpapers. In: Wallpaper History Society, 07 Dec 2016, Artworkers' Guild, London. ...

Nostalgia ain't what it used to be: ideal homes and museum displays

Hendon, Zoƫ (2016) Nostalgia ain't what it used to be: ideal homes and museum displays. In: "Ideal" homes? a history of the home, 6 May 2016, London Metropolitan Archives, London, United Kingdom...

Charles Hasler sends his greetings

Cleaver, Phil and Hendon, Zoƫ and Audas, Jane (2015) Charles Hasler sends his greetings. Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, London, UK. ISBN 9780956534057 ...

The Grand Arcade: creativity and regeneration

Hendon, Zoƫ (2015) The Grand Arcade: creativity and regeneration. [Audio] ...

Rex Silver, designer-manager: the Silver Studio and questions of authorship

Hendon, Zoƫ (2015) Rex Silver, designer-manager: the Silver Studio and questions of authorship. In: Behind the Scenes: The hidden mechanisms of design and architectural culture, 10-11 Jun 2015, ...

The Hasler Gallery

Hendon, Zoƫ , ed. (2015) The Hasler Gallery. Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, London, UK. ISBN 9780956534064 ...

The Hasler Gallery

Hendon, Zoƫ , ed. (2015) The Hasler Gallery. Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, London, UK. ISBN 9780956534064 ...

The Silver Studio & the art of Japan

Hendon, Zoƫ (2013) The Silver Studio & the art of Japan. Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, London, UK. ISBN 978-09565340 33 ...

The Silver Studio art reference collection

Hendon, Zoƫ (2012) The Silver Studio art reference collection. The Journal of the Decorative Arts Society 1850 - the Present (36). pp. 65-81. ISSN 0260-9568 ...

Sonic Wallpapers

Ford, Felicity (2012) Sonic Wallpapers. Hendon, Zoƫ , ed. Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, London, UK. ISBN 9780956534026 ...

The Silvern series: photographs from the collections of the South Kensington Museum

Hendon, Zoƫ (2012) The Silvern series: photographs from the collections of the South Kensington Museum. V&A Online Journal (4). ISSN 2043-667X ...

Japantastic: Japanese-inspired patterns for British homes, 1880-1930

Hendon, Zoƫ (2010) Japantastic: Japanese-inspired patterns for British homes, 1880-1930. Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture, London.. ISBN 0956534007 ...

The suburban landscape: 200 years of gardens and gardening.

Lebas, Elizabeth and Mullen, Michael Ann and Hendon, Zoƫ (2008) The suburban landscape: 200 years of gardens and gardening. [Show/Exhibition] ...

Silver studio designated collection

Hoskins, Lesley and Hendon, Zoƫ (2008) Silver studio designated collection. Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, Middlesex University. ...

Silver Studio textile project.

Hendon, Zoƫ (2007) Silver Studio textile project. In: Roots to Accreditation Training Programme, organised by Museums Libraries Archives London, 20th March 2007, Museum of Domestic Design & Arch...

ā€œHow was dinner?ā€ Reflections on an exhibition

Hendon, ZoĆ« (2006) ā€œHow was dinner?ā€ Reflections on an exhibition. In: "What's for Dinner?" Study Day, 14 Oct 2006, Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture. ...

Advice for home stitchers: womenā€™s magazines and advice manuals 1900-1960

Hendon, ZoĆ« (2005) Advice for home stitchers: womenā€™s magazines and advice manuals 1900-1960. In: V&A lecture series, 18th March 2005, V&A Museum. ...

Towards archiving wallpaper images

Gao, Xiaohong W. and Qian, Y. and Tully, T. and Hendon, Zoƫ (2004) Towards archiving wallpaper images. In: Proceedings of the seventh IASTED international conference on computer graphics and...

Woven splendour: Italian textiles from the Medici to the modern age.

Hendon, Zoƫ and Degl' Innocenti, Daniela and Bridgeman, Jane (2004) Woven splendour: Italian textiles from the Medici to the modern age. Middlesex University Press, London. ISBN 1904750109...

Showing stitches: making and home-making

Hendon, Zoƫ (2003) Showing stitches: making and home-making. In: Picking up Stitches, 1st May 2003, Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture. ...

Archibald Knox at the Silver Studio

Hendon, Zoƫ (2000) Archibald Knox at the Silver Studio. Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture, London. ISBN p1192065 ...