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.
Book a free ticket 
here 


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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  • The Slazenger Jupiter – an object in transition

    Originally posted here The Slazenger Jupiter – an object in transition, is a glorious new guest blog post by Neil Armstrong. The Museum is very proud to host this post along with all the  fabulous images provided by Neil. In answer to your question Neil – there aren’t too many photos AND I would have happily uploaded more! Thank ... read more...
  • Phil Toledano – When I Was Six

    Originally posted here The Museum for Object Research is once again grateful to object artist Kate Murdoch for sourcing this extraordinary project by Phil Toledano – When I Was Six. A most poignant and powerful example of how objects open up into lost or buried memory, and can both document and contain aspects of our past lives ... read more...
  • Long time no blog…

    Originally posted here It’s been a while since the Museum posted a new blog. This happens. A new idea comes into being and there is a flurry of activity and excitement – beginnings are easy I find. Sustaining the effort and keeping momentum is another matter altogether, and often a hiatus is reached for whatever reason. ... read more...
  • Brass Plate: Tower Works, Leeds

    Originally posted here The Museum of Object Research is delighted to open the New Year with a gleaming post from artist Neil Armstrong, which demonstrates the beauty, depth and power of the object as both symbolic talisman, and vessel of complex histories in our lives. It’s a joy to feature it as our opening post of ... read more...
  • Mourning cushions

    Originally posted here A new object for The Museum – a ‘mourning cushion’ one of a pair made on the death of a father. This post explores the importance of moments of abeyance in the grief process and the allusions and associations contained within the stitches of an object that has the potential to become a ... read more...
  • Cobweb Hat: A Christmas Donation!

    Originally posted here A Christmas/holidays post for The Museum of Object Research, which began with a flourish earlier in the year and has been resting nicely after the initial excitement of it’s opening. It’s a thank you post to all readers and contributors – a growing band of object artists and friends who it’s been a ... read more...
  • “Objects are ideas with the dust of exile upon them”

    Originally posted here The Museum is delighted to welcome Patrick Goodall object artist and art therapist, as guest blogger with this wonderful post about the secret life of objects including a ‘superpower’ to absorb molecules and carry the DNA of memory, person and even place within them. I love the freedom and the range of this post ... read more...
  • Object of Desire

    Originally posted here This playful guest post from object artist and songwriter Elena Thomas is about objects we desire or indeed need to make progress in our work. Objects can facilitate – change what we can do, can they even change us? Objects as enablers is an intriguing and joyful prospect for The Museum to contemplate. I love ... read more...
  • Objects talking

    Originally posted here In a recent series of workshops in a community setting, I have been intrigued to observe many of my ideas about the importance and value of objects being not only confirmed but enriched and extended. My training and background in art therapeutics mean that I am always prepared for workshops to carry emotional undercurrents for ... read more...
  • Object-ive therapeutics

    Originally posted here Today The Museum seeks to follow on from the excerpts from Philipa Perry’s article on transitional objects, which was posted a few blog posts back. In doing so I delve back to an article I wrote as a special feature for The Palette Pages entitled ‘Art As Healing?’ here. In it I explore my own ... read more...