Museum for Object Research

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The above images are from the opening of Neither Use Nor Ornament (NUNO)  at OVADA, Oxford, which showcased the work of 14 artists, including writers, who engage with objects in their practice. It included performance, photography, new writing, art walks, sound art, drawing, digital art, sculpture and installation.

Click here for more information about NUNO, including the exhibition catalogue, artist information, Artist Panel video, audio recordings and more.


  • Neither Use Nor Ornament

    August 4, 2018 a black vintage handbag with gold clasp and hingesThe Museum for Object Research & WEBworks will be presenting a new project in the spring of 2019 entitled, Neither Use Nor Ornament, in collaboration with the OVADA Gallery in Oxford. Neither Use Nor Ornament comprises 14 artists working across neurological boundaries Think you know about objects? Think you understand people? Think you know about Art? Join us for ... read more...
  • Arts Council England say YES!

    July 19, 2018 Arts Council say YES!We are open for business again! Arts Council England have awarded The Museum for Object Research funding for an ambitious project bringing together findings from our R&D (research & development) phase!! This means that our Artists will exhibit their work in realtime at the OVADA gallery space in March – April 2019. We will finally bring our blog to ... read more...
  • Is a passport an object?

    September 11, 2017 For the past few years I have been systematically culling a lot of my possessions. I am making a virtue of it to my friends, who often lament their accumulated stuff. There is a defiance about the way I relish the process. They are impressed and I am now known for my fierceness in facing up to ... read more...
  • Objects of Desire

    August 17, 2017 It’s always a delight to be reintroduced to something you loved and had completely forgotten about, as happened yesterday. It was while I was thinking about titles for a small body of work that the words ‘objects of desire’ came to mind. Maybe subconsciously, I was remembering Matthew Sweet’s programme on Radio Four, a series ... read more...
  • Kate Murdoch – Keeping It Going

    August 14, 2017 Kate Murdoch - Nana's Colours‘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 Sonia Boué 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 print (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (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...