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London Design Museum Announces Barbie Exhibition for 2024

The Design Museum in London has announced a major new exhibition on the history of girls’ doll Barbie™ in 2024, the 65th anniversary of the Barbie brand. Three years in the making, (and just a bit too late to cash in on the release of the Barbie movie), the exhibition will explore the design evolution of one of the world’s most famous dolls. Through a unique new partnership with Mattel Inc., the Design Museum has...

Everything is Awesome – Largest Lego Artwork by Ai Weiwei at the Design Museum

In advance of his first ever design-focused exhibition, opening in April 2023, the Design Museum, London has unveiled a major new work by celebrated global artist Ai Weiwei – and it’s constructed entirely of Lego. The work, a recreation of one the most famous paintings by French Impressionist Claude Monet, is the largest Lego artwork Ai Weiwei has ever made. Titled Water Lilies #1, the work is over 15m in length and will span the...

Design Guru Sir Terence Conran Dies at 88

Terence Conran, designer, businessman, philanthropist, and founder of the Design Museum, died on Saturday 12th September at the age of 88. Through a series of parallel careers, Sir Terence Conran had a greater impact than any other designer of his generation, revolutionising everyday life in contemporary Britain. Born in 1931, Terence Conran studied textile design at London’s Central School of Art. Leaving studies in 1948 to seek full time employment, he set up a workshop...

How the Art World is Recovering from the Coronavirus Lockdown

With some signs of the coronavirus lockdown easing, and doors of galleries, museums, exhibitions and theatres starting to re-open, we’re taking a look at the way the art world has responded to the coronavirus pandemic, and what the ‘new normal’ might look like. The doors of the Design Museum in London are finally open again, and celebrations are well underway in the new exhibition Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers. There are sights including...

Tim Marlow Appointed As Chief Executive And Director of the Design Museum London

The Design Museum London announced on October 7th 2019 that Tim Marlow (above, image by Cat Garcia) has been appointed as the new Chief Executive and Director of the Design Museum. He replaces Deyan Sudjic and Alice Black who stepped down as Co-Directors. Tim Marlow is currently Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Arts. Tim Marlow, a curator, writer and broadcaster, was Director of Exhibitions at White Cube for over 10 years before moving...

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