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Material Museum


Material Museum

The Material Museum was established in 2012 at the Slade School of Fine Art. The Museum aims to promote knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the role of material within thinking and making. The Museum is concerned with the preserving, collecting, exhibiting and fostering understanding of material at the highest possible museum and scholarly standards. Exhibits can be anything that relates to material: a finished product in its own right or an unprocessed raw material. They can draw attention to substances or components with certain physical properties used in production or manufacture.

The Material Museum, H 460mm x W 660mm x D 270mm, has the potential to travel, but will normally be situated on the ground floor of the Slade School of Fine Art.

Directorial Board:
Director – Jo Volley
Executive Director – Onya McCausland
Technical Advisor – Gary Woodley
Curator – Estelle Thompson
Keeper – Alan Taylor
Resident writer and critic – Mel Gooding
Resident Poet – Dr Sharon Morris
Klaas Hoek – curator (1950 – 2018) Klaas was Head of Print and taught at the Slade from 1998 to 2016.

Professor John Aiken
Professor Lewis Biggs OBE – curator, Folkestone Triennial; Director, Institute for Public Art
Dr Spike Bucklow – Hamilton Kerr Institute, Cambridge University
Professor Susan Collins
Mr Simon Gould – curator
Dr Zoe Laughlin – artist and Director, Institue of Making, UCL
Professor Lisa Milroy
Liz Lawes – Art Librarian, UCL
Dr. Robyn Pender – English Heritage
Dr Nina Pearlman – UCL Art Museum
Paul Robinson –Artists’ Outreach Manager & Resident Artist, Winsor & Newton
Dr. Ruth Siddall – The Pigmentum Project and Earth Sciences, UCL
Professor Edward Allington – 1951 – 2017).  Ed taught at the Slade since 1990, becoming Head of Graduate Sculpture in 2000 and Professor of Sculpture in 2006.