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.

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  • Long time no blog…

    March 14, 2015 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

    January 12, 2015 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

    December 28, 2014 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!

    December 23, 2014 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”

    November 6, 2014 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

    November 1, 2014 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

    October 26, 2014 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

    October 15, 2014 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...
  • The Willard Asylum Suitcases

    October 8, 2014 Originally posted here The Willard Asylum suitcases are an inclusion to The Museum suggested by conceptual object artist Dawn Cole who works on WW2. www.dawncole.co.uk This is an incredible collection – apparently 400 suitcases of former patients of the asylum, found in the attic of the building several decades later in 1995. It’s suggested that these are the possessions patients ... read more...
  • The Gift – by Kate Murdoch

    October 6, 2014 Originally posted here Riches are arriving at The Museum door in quick succession and the past few days have seen a lot of activity and interest in the project to create a forum for ideas and a resource for artists working with objects. Last night ‘The Gift’ arrived from one of The Museum’s earliest supporters and inspirations, ... read more...