November 2019


27 November 2019
We all need permission to play sometimes…permission to down tools, permission to stop worrying about deadlines and permission to well, just have a bit of (very sociable) fun. That was partly the idea behind Playtime, but we also saw it as a way of welcoming students into our wonderful museum space -...
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Le Mans

20 November 2019
The cinema release of the film Le Mans 66 starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale this week transported me back to June this year when I experienced the historical race for the first time. The 24hours of Le Mans is a motor race not just of speed but of endurance too. The fastest car is not guaranteed...
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The dynamic Hokki stool

13 November 2019
MoDiP has recently added a Hokki stool to the collections, donated by the designer John Harding who graduated from AUB in 1991 having studied HND Industrial Design. The Hokki has been designed as a flexible, physical learning aid to counter traditional views that educational seating should be rigid...
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Stair carpet clips

6 November 2019
Recently acquired by the museum is a set of arrow head design ‘XL Grip’ bakelite (phenol formaldehyde) stair clips. A mundane but practical everyday item in the 1920s when these examples were produced, they are a reminder of my childhood days when the stair carpet in our 1950s family home was held...
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