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Reimagining design museums

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9 July 2024

Episode 665

39 minutes


Photo: Japan House London

What is the role of design museums today? We look at projects exploring what these spaces could be, from architectural competitions to exhibitions seeking to curate a nation’s design culture.

9 July 2024

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Chapter 1

7 minutes


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Chapter 1

Design museums today

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Monocle’s associate editor, Sophie Monaghan-Coombs, joins Nic Monisse in the studio to discuss the essential ingredients of a good design institution.

7 minutes

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Chapter 2

9 minutes


Photo: Japan House London

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Chapter 2

‘Design Discoveries: Towards a Design Museum Japan’

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This exhibition at Japan House London asks practitioners from various fields to select an object that they would put into a permanent collection of Japanese design treasures.

9 minutes

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Chapter 3

8 minutes


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Chapter 3

New Museum of Architecture and Design

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An architectural competition to design a new landmark building in the marina of Helsinki is welcoming international entries. Petri Burtsoff reports.

8 minutes

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Chapter 4

12 minutes


Photo: Pierre Kellenberger

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Chapter 4

‘Collection Insights: Seven Perspectives’

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An exhibition at the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich highlights how the curatorial team is revisiting the existing collection with the help of some new collaborators.

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