We are slowly digitalising and categorising our extensive Collections. This process will ideally be has been underwritten by both our recent government’s Inspire Educational Grant, and the support of our Heritage Donors, Legacy Patrons, and proceeds from the ticket sales of the Foundation’s Lectures Series, the Introductory Guided Tours, and other public events. The appointment of a second curatorial assistant, Margaret‘s Mouse, Meredith, is also accelerating the digitalisation process. Soon you will be able to view virtually every object from our Collections online, together with an outline of its provenance and history, and, if for sale, the price. The List below is by no means exhaustive or complete, but represents work already done towards the first phase of the cataloguing of the collections. 

The Collections

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1      The Special Collection

2

3

Textiles

Sculpture

Contemporary Mechanical/Electronic Technology

Vintage Mechanical/Electronic Technology

22

23     Typography

b.1900-1945

c. 1945-1980

Typography and Printing

Ceramics

Architecture

Ephemera

6

Graphic Design

a. British

5. Graphic Design, Book Arts

11

Photography

c. British

1. Period

22

20th Century Press and Journal Collection – Arts & Aesthetics (English Language)

b. American

5. General Contemporary Art

18

20th Century Books & Book Arts – Literature

a. British

5. Poetry

ia. Penguin Poetry

7

Graphic Design Pattern

1.01  [11.c.1/——]

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● New Acquisitions from the Foundations Early 20th Century British Photography Collection (Coll. 11.c.1).

NEW: New Additions to The Collection from the American Trip, July-August 2011: Buttons, Textiles and Mid-Century Design Objects.

  • The Twentieth-Century Typography Collection

  • Mid-Century Japanese Textile Collection

  • American Mid-Century Textile Collection

  • American Mid-Century Textile Collection

  • Buttons of Particular Note

  • British & American Victorian Buttons, 1850-1905

  • Depression-era Buttons, Bakelite and early Plastic

  • Modernist, Futurist and Avant-garde design buttons, 1969-present

  • Buttons of the Interwar Period (including the Geometric Button Collection)

  • Mid-Century American Buttons

  • Modernist Buttons, Futurist and Avant-garde Designs, 1969-1990

 Recent Acquisitions