Museum for Object Research

Join us for the opening of Neither Use Nor Ornament (NUNO) at OVADA, Oxford, on Saturday 30th March 2019 (12-9pm).
Neither Use Nor Ornament showcases the work of 14 artists, including writers, who engage with objects in their practice and includes performance, photography, new writing, art walks, sound art, drawing, digital art, sculpture and installation.
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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 (#NUNOproject)


LATEST

Read Ruth Geldard’s latest #NUNOproject Blog post 

Watch Hugh Pryor’s experimental short film on You Tube

See results of Hugh Pryor’s #NUNOproject  Still in Motion Workshop 1

Read Rhiannon Lloyd-Williams #NUNOproject  blog post

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

Watch Naomi Morris’ #NUNOproject  Research Residency video


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  • Is a passport an object?

    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

    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

    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

    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.

    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.

    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.

      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!

    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.

    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

    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 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 ... read more...