May 2018

BXL photographic archive #0148

21 May 2018
In 2010, MoDiP was donated a large archive of images relating to a single company. Bakelite Xylonite Ltd, also known as British Xylonite Ltd or BXL, was possibly one of the first British firms to successfully manufacture a plastics material in commercial quantities. The company was established in...
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What is this?

18 May 2018
MoDiP has the kind of collection that you may think you are very familiar with. We have objects which we all use every day, and some pieces which are more unusual. By looking at this distorted image are you able to guess what the object is? What do you think it could be used for? Post your answer in...
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Something to think about over the Summer break

16 May 2018
Fancy the opportunity to get up close and personal with a museum collection? Want to see your work on display and inspire others? Why not apply for the MoDiP Student Bursary 2018/2019? Look out for the advert next term (October 2018) The aim of the MoDiP Student Bursary is to offer all students at...
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A different view #76

14 May 2018
There are many ways to look at the objects in the MoDiP collection. With this series of posts I want to highlight the interesting views of objects that we may ordinarily miss. These include the underside of an object, the surface pattern, or traces of manufacturing processes. Title: Child's crash...
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Horners collection

11 May 2018
The Museum of Design in Plastics houses two collections alongside our own. One of these collections is that of the Worshipful Company of Horners . Here I will highlight just one of the objects in the collection. Crook shaped horn Louise Dennis (Assistant Curator)
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Symbiosis finale

9 May 2018
MoDiP‘s Symbiosis project went out on a high. We had 14 people from 10 companies attend a workshop entitled ‘The Plastics Paradox: Demistifying 3D Printed Design’. The event was co-hosted by MoDiP with Knowledge Exchange colleagues and brought a new audience to the Museum drawn from the largely...
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MoDiP Closed

4 May 2018
MoDiP, along with the rest of the campus, will be closed for the Early Spring Bank Holiday (Monday 7th May). We will be open again Tuesday 8th May.
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Memories of Yesterday

2 May 2018
I recently delivered two museum engagement outreach sessions for Bendoncare in March and April. Brendoncare are a registered charity who focus on improving the quality of life for older people through their care homes, close care facilities and social clubs across the South of England. Visits were...
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