Museum closure

19 December 2018
MoDiP, as with the rest of the AUB campus will close from 2pm on Friday 21st December for the Christmas break. We will be open again at 8.30am Wednesday 2nd January 2019. The MoDiP team would like to wish all of our users and followers a fun break and we will see you in the new year. Best wishes...
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Plastic Space Jewellery

11 December 2018
I am a Year 10 student at Bournemouth School for Girls and recently had to design and make a plastics product as part of my GCSE Graphics coursework. The design brief was to produce a product for a set audience based on the work of Tatty Devine , a company that produce original and fun statement...
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The Plastic Prometheus Lives on…at MoDiP

4 December 2018
Back on All Hallows Eve, Frankenstein’s Monster was recreated, object by object, by its new masters - the Masters of MoDiP! Eighteen selected pieces from the collection were arranged as a body laid out in the museum, ready to be taken apart both literally and metaphorically. The body was draped with...
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Don’t blame plastic, it didn’t want to be rubbish

26 November 2018
Following on from my last post about the word ‘single-use’ becoming the word of the year, and the connotations that single-use plastics are bad plastics I wanted to explore the relationship people have with the material. [1] A lot of people associate plastics with waste, pollution, and litter. We...
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A parade at MoDiP

21 November 2018
Whilst filing paperwork recently I came across the leaflet for the Eames Elephant we have in our collection. Elephant stool, Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra, 2012. AIBDC : 006729 It is a favourite object of mine, and it got me thinking about other elephants we have in our collection. A quick word...
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My life in telephones

13 November 2018
The first telephone I can remember dated from the 1970s and was the two-tone brown/grey 746 model, rented by my parents from British Telecom. Made from sturdy ABS , it sat on the shoe cupboard in our drafty hall, by the front door. Conversations were uncomfortable as they were held standing up in...
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Word of the year?

7 November 2018
Collins dictionary has declared 'single-use' to be the word of the year in 2018, they suggest it is a term that describes items whose unchecked proliferation are blamed for damaging the environment and affecting the food chain. Single-use refers to products – often plastic – that are ‘made to be...
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To Bake or not to Bake, that is the Question?

29 October 2018
As the fruits of autumn inspire us to start baking in earnest, we tune in with relish to watch seasonal programmes on our plastic television sets. In Great British Bake Off, one contestant was shamed because they left a sheet of acetate (very useful baking material) to hold together their rapidly...
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Some interesting facts about Tupperware

22 October 2018
(that I couldn’t fit into the exhibition!) I have immersed myself in all things Tupperware over the past couple of months in order to research MoDiP’s new pop-up exhibition, ‘What is Tupperware?’. I thought I would share here some interesting facts I was unable to include within the display: 1...
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Plastic Albums

15 October 2018
The 8th October saw the launch of an exhibition as part of the UK’s first National Album Day celebrations http://www.nationalalbumday.co.uk/ . It features 70 of the most iconic album cover artworks spanning the past 70 years and will be showing at London Waterloo Station followed by Manchester...
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