Museum for Object Research

The Museum for Object Research is a resource and a showcase for artists whose work with objects forms the core of their practice.

The Museum houses two further live projects, which have developed through Arts Council England awards, called WEBWorks and Neither Use Nor Ornament #NUNO.

 

LATEST

Read Rhiannon Lloyd Williams #NUNO blog post

Listen to Kruse’s #NUNO podcast Episode 5: Welsh gates are latched with Mensa puzzles

Watch Naomi Morris’ #NUNO Research Residency video

Come to Hugh Pryor’s #NUNO Still in Motion, Exhibition and Experimental Photography Workshop.

Follow us on Twitter @MuseumfOR

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  • Kate Murdoch – Keeping It Going

    August 14, 2017 ‘The subject of our mortality is one that has always fascinated me -the fragility of life versus the permanence of objects, in particular …’ A Facebook memory popped up on my timeline over the weekend and made me want to touch base with my ‘Keeping It Going’ blog again. The memory showed a photo of a ... read more...
  • What would Meri do? Reflections on the history of a family photograph in an art practice. #ObjectResearch

    August 14, 2017 Originally published on The Other Side, this post relates to my research and the family history which fuels my art practice. My mission is to create a body of work around the themes emerging from a second generation experience of Spanish Republican exile to England. My great grandmother sits beneath a bakelite radio, surrounded by family ... read more...
  • Open Carry: An Exploration into our Attachment to the handbag and Related Behaviour. Part 1.

    August 4, 2017 An Exploration into our Attachment to the handbag and Related Behaviour. Part 1. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on ... read more...
  • Perfect storm.

    July 21, 2017 This photograph was taken outside the Magdalen Road Studios project space Filament 14, during MfOR’s mid term gathering of artist proposals. NB. The poem in this blog post first appeared on my (Sonia Boué’s) The Other Side blog site, which is where much of the material about my research on the autistic professional template for MfOR can be ... read more...
  • Project development.

    May 24, 2017   Project updates: The project is slowly building behind the scenes and  I’ve been blogging a great deal on my own site about my autistic life. Professional development issues have dominated the last three posts, in which I dissect some of the more problematic areas of working life as a freelance autistic artist in a neurotypical world. It’s ... read more...
  • The Museum goes into research and development!

    April 16, 2017 We’ve been a little quiet lately. Much work behind the scenes preparing an Arts Council bid is the reason why.  But the the news is good! We’ve been given a Grants for the Arts award to develop our Museum for further consideration in an even more ambitious bid in six months’ time. So this is stage ... read more...
  • Memories are made of this.

    January 13, 2017 This is honestly the best of Twitter. Making accessible the thinkers who can bring your practice on through their insights, and who you instinctively know will get what you’re about. This can only happen when people are open and generous with their time. Thank you Marius! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click ... read more...
  • Beginnings: object love #MfOR

    December 6, 2016 Don’t all museums have a building, curators, attendants and plenty of visitors for company? Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to ... read more...
  • Lost and Found

    June 8, 2016 Originally posted here This is a painting by my father, José García Lora, painted eleven years into his life-long exile from Spain, due to the Spanish Civil War. My father died in 1989, and it is one of the most precious objects I own. My mother gave it to me for the Barcelona in a Bag project back ... read more...
  • Tread Carefully

    May 25, 2016 Originally posted here Tread Carefully We bought a rug in Tunisia but they kidded us. “I am your waiter – don’t you remember me?” Cajoled onto his catacomb tour; one thousand year eyes stared up at us. “My friend’s shop is better value – it is government controlled” he said. So we descended cold stone to the showroom below. “This one ... read more...