July 2019

Family Activities

31 July 2019
We are busy getting ready for the summer here at MoDiP and during August we are offering some fantastic family activities , themed around our current exhibition Revolution . Activities will allow families to learn about sustainability in plastics, recycling and upcycling. Illustration by Martin...
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Plasticidade – A history of plastics in Portugal

24 July 2019
As part of the Plastics Heritage Congress which I attended at the end of May, I got to visit the Museum de Leiria - a beautiful museum in the old building of the Convento de Santo Agostinho. Plasticidade is a play on the word plasticity eg. Plasti-City to show the link the city of Leiria has with...
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Plastics Heritage Congress 2019

17 July 2019
At the end of May the Plastics Heritage Congress , a three-day international conference, was held at the Museu Nacionale dos Coches , Lisbon, Portugal. The theme of the conference was History, Limits and Possibilities and attracted delegates from all over the world, including the USA, Australia...
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Spice box

10 July 2019
Newly acquired by MoDiP as part of the Plastics Historical Collection, is this lovely spice box or masala dabba. A masala dabba is used for the short-term storage of the most commonly used spices in Indian cuisine. These containers enable the cook to have their favourite spices to hand without...
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Eco-plastic Detective – part two

3 July 2019
With the final two sessions having been delivered in the museum for St. Luke’s Church of England primary school, we reflect back on the Eco-plastic Detective Cultural Hub project and examine why it has had such an impact with our local schools. Pupils being Eco-plastic Detectives - image credit St...
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