Wednesday, 30 July 2014


The theme this month on is Museum Cats, it is an opportunity for museums to share the different kinds of cats they have in their collections. 

MoDiP's collection is extensive but is lacking in cats it seems.  We really must try harder.

This little critter below is part of the designer toy trend where a basic form is decorated and an artist or design company.  This particular piece was designed by the street artist Urban Medium.

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The marketing tool of using recognisable characters and animals to sell products to children has been used by the food industry for many years.  Below we have a lovely marmalade cat promoting an orange flavoured drink, and the Looney Toons cartoon character Sylvester in the form of a yogurt pot both for Marks and Spencer.

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 You have to look at little more closely to spot the cat on the below Frijj Halloween bottle.

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The next example is an interesting piece of folk art with a woven surround and soft focus style image of a kitten and puppy. ahhhh

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And lastly to throw in a slight curve ball, how about a cute pair of kitten heels?

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Other museums and museum visitors will be sharing their cats on twitter - find out more by searching #MuseumCats or following @Culturethemes

Louise Dennis (Assistant Curator)

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