MoTMA or The Museum of Takeaway Menu Art is believed to be the only institution of it's kind in the world. It was started from
humble beginnings way back in 2008 in Salford, Greater Manchester and was then known as The Salford & District Takeaway Menu Museum.
It was expensively re-branded in 2013 to become MoTMA. It's founder and Director Mark Page aimed to not only create the largest
archive of takeaway menus in England but also form a resource where the study and celebration of the takeaway menu could take place.

"We applaud you for preserving 21st century printed ephemera and there's no doubt that your specialised field will hold particular historical significance in the future"

Malcolm Warrington
The Ephemera Society

Monday, 9 December 2013

A Word From The Director

I am very pleased to welcome you all to the online presence of The Museum of Takeaway Menu Art or MoTMA, the name and brand that extensive, expensive consultations have arrived at.

Here at MoTMA we are very proud of our collection of takeaway menus and the work that we do in the preservation and promotion of these important cultural artifacts.
We believe  now more than ever that the simple takeaway menu can tell us much about the world we live in and our place in it.
That is not to undermine the local and community based relevance of menus to the wider local population. We hope that groups and initiatives will use our resources for the benefit of future generations and ethnic groups. 
We believe that children are our future and we will be paying special attention to the under fives as here at MoTMA we believe that it is important to reach out as soon as is legally possible.
We hope that with your help we can help young graphic designers to help themselves to examples from our collection and clip art in general.
Here at MoTMA our simple mission statement is Takeaway menu art makes art in the broadest sense available and takeawayable to the broadest group of art and takeaway menu lovers.

Mark Page, Director MoTMA

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