Save Canadian Design Heritage. Donate to our project.
Domo Design Museum (Dominion Modern) is fundraising to catalogue and digitise its collections.
Incorporated in 2003, Domo Design Museum (Dominion Modern) is a non-profit registered charity that actively conserves Canada’s modern design and architecture legacy. Since its foundation Domo has created Canada’s largest archive of Canadian modern design heritage.
Domo Design Museum Collections
-Package Design & Ephemera
-Oral Histories (300 interviews)
Domo has been acquiring collections of individual architects and designers since 2003. We maintain the largest collection of Canadian modern design – from furniture and industrial design to photographs, drawings and ephemera.
Our collection includes over 55,000 objects and artifacts. It also contains over 300 interviews, half of which have not been transcribed. Your donation will help us complete transcription.
The collection is a cultural asset in need of conservation and preservation. And with your help, preserve it for future generations.
-industrial design and manufactured products (furniture, ceramics, and appliances)
-original architectural drawings and sketches
-oral history cache of over 300 interviews
-original photography, slides, negatives and large format transparencies
-ephemera: original packaging, graphic design, merchandising materials, posters, etc
The Cataloguing Collections Project: Six (6) month period.
The project we have estimated will take 6months, with three staff working part-time in rented studio, camera set up, and scanners to photograph and record each object, all specifications. Storing artifact with i.d. #, and if required, in acid free boxes.
(the numbers have been rounded off)
-Two (2) part-time staff: 20K
-Transcriber (six month period): 10K
-Transportation: (to bring stored artifacts from storage to studio and back) 1K
-Temporary Studio Rental: $12K
-Equipment: Camera, flatbed and slide scanners, computer software, hard drives, tripod, backdrops, acid free boxes and other misc containers + misc: 11K
-Contingency: (10%) 6K
You can help us save Canadian Design Heritage. Help us catalogue and digitise our design collections. Please donate to our project.
Domo Design Museum (Dominion Modern) is Canada’s foremost archive of 20th Century Canadian architecture and design. Our mission is to collect, catalogue, preserve and promote public awareness and understanding of our design heritage. Charitable registration number: 86535 1209 RC0001