Made in 1989 – Celebrating 30 years of the Design Museum

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The Design Museum offered a unique arena for students, practitioners, industry and the general public to come together to both celebrate and expand the field. Thirty years on, it continues to promote design in all its forms, striving to make the impact of design visible to all.



The Design Museum was established by Sir Terence Conran to promote awareness of design in education, industry, commerce and culture.



This ambition first took shape as a series of temporary exhibitions in the basement of the V&A Museum, named the Boilerhouse Project, and later in the establishment of the Design Museum at Shad Thames. The ambition was to “explain why and how consumer objects work and look the way they do, and how design contributes to the quality of our lives."



The Design Museum’s first home was a sleek, white, re-purposed warehouse at Butler’s Wharf on the south bank of the Thames, near Tower Bridge. In 2016 the Design Museum moved to its current site in Holland Park, Kensington.



This free archival display relates to the museum’s opening at its former home in Shad Thames.

Design Museum
28 Shad Thames
SE1 2YD London
United kingdom
0870 833 9955
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Selection of further exhibitions in: United kingdom

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National Museum & Gallery Cardiff
Cathays Park
Cardiff

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26.10.2018 - 02.12.2019
01.02.2019 - 23.11.2019
18.04.2018 - 27.10.2019
Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
Chamberlain Square
Birmingham

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08.10.2019 - 30.06.2020
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Cambridge

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03.08.2019 - 18.11.2019
Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
Chamberlain Square
Birmingham

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26.11.2019 - 26.04.2020
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Cambridge

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23.07.2019 - 10.11.2019
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Cambridge

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24.09.2019 - 23.02.2020
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Cambridge

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16.10.2019 - 01.03.2020
Design Museum
28 Shad Thames
London

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16.10.2019 - 02.11.2019
Sweet 'Art
30 Prescott St
London

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29.06.2019 - 12.01.2020
03.08.2019 - 18.11.2019
Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
Chamberlain Square
Birmingham

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19.10.2019 - 26.01.2020
National Museum & Gallery Cardiff
Cathays Park
Cardiff

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Made in 1989 – Celebrating 30 years of the Design Museum Design Museum Main address: Design Museum 28 Shad Thames SE1 2YD London, United kingdom Design Museum 28 Shad Thames SE1 2YD London, United kingdom The Design Museum offered a unique arena for students, practitioners, industry and the general public to come together to both celebrate and expand the field. Thirty years on, it continues to promote design in all its forms, striving to make the impact of design visible to all.



The Design Museum was established by Sir Terence Conran to promote awareness of design in education, industry, commerce and culture.



This ambition first took shape as a series of temporary exhibitions in the basement of the V&A Museum, named the Boilerhouse Project, and later in the establishment of the Design Museum at Shad Thames. The ambition was to “explain why and how consumer objects work and look the way they do, and how design contributes to the quality of our lives."



The Design Museum’s first home was a sleek, white, re-purposed warehouse at Butler’s Wharf on the south bank of the Thames, near Tower Bridge. In 2016 the Design Museum moved to its current site in Holland Park, Kensington.



This free archival display relates to the museum’s opening at its former home in Shad Thames.
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