We offer a variety of ways to engage with the collection and learn more about plastics materials and the objects made from them.
Our online resources include portfolio exercises for prospective students, an object analysis form for object-based learning, a pilot activity for exploring materials and manufacturing processes, creative writing and critical thinking exercises, as well as digital resources for schools and families.
The MoDiP collection offers a wide spectrum of objects, from the 19th, 20th & 21st centuries, which illustrate the role of plastics against social and historical contexts.
To find out more about accessing the collection during our closure please Contact us
When we are able to open our doors to the public, we welcome individual and group visits.
The museum is on the first floor of the Arts University Bournemouth library and can be accessed via a lift. For more information about coming to the museum for a visit, to do research, or have a group session, click on the link below.
Whilst undertaking research in the MoDiP library, before lockdown #3, I found a mountain of ‘useful’ information, but not that little bit of information I was looking for. Still, it is a fascinating way to spend a few hours and quite a bit of what I came across relates to objects in our collections.
One of those objects is a No. 2 Hawkette camera with a Bakelite case (…
The museum recently (pre-covid) took receipt of a selection of 139 horn combs, acquired by the Worshipful Company of Horners to be accessioned into their collection, which has been cared for by MoDiP since 2010.
Horn has been used since prehistoric times as a cheap, readily available, easily worked material from which essential tools, as well as decorative items, were made. It is…
Another year, another lockdown so obviously time for another My plastics at home blog!
I was thinking about the last blog we had written in this series where each member of the museum team had chosen a plastics object from home that was important to them in some way. It suddenly occurred to me that there is another object that I use on an almost daily basis that has proven…
We surround ourselves with powerful objects that either spark memories of times gone by or that we would find hard to live without. They can comfort us, make our lives a little easier, or remind us of special people. In these unpredictable times of national lockdown, partial opening, and then closing down again we have decided to reissue a project which explored these emotive objects.
Due to the National lockdown this exhibition opening has been delayed. The launch date is subject to confirmation.
A family friendly exhibition exploring fun seaside leisure activities as well as the more serious issue of ocean plastics and pollution.