Current exhibition: Being me

30 December 2020
Unfortunately, MoDiP will remain closed unil further notice. However, you can still view our current exhibition online. Being me: plastics and the body The problems that plastics can create for the human body are now becoming better understood. Plastics materials cause health issues for people in a...
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Material value – Christmas tree

23 December 2020
As Curator of MoDiP, I find myself talking a lot about the understanding of the material value of plastics. That is to say, showing that the material family is not made up of ‘cheap’ materials that do not matter, or that are made into inconsequential objects that can be thrown away without thought...
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Closed for Christmas

16 December 2020
Like the rest of the AUB campus, MoDiP is now closed. The team will be available until 21st December after which we are taking a well needed break until 4th January. The collection and resources are still available on the website www.modip.ac.uk Louise Dennis, Curator of MoDiP
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9 December 2020
Spoiler alert!!! I’ve just bought my nephew this for Christmas: Image reference: Airfix model kit of a Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Ia. Image credit: Katherine Pell We love Airfix in our house: my husband has loads of kits relating to his interest in military history. We also love Airfix at MoDiP and I...
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2 December 2020
During the first UK lockdown Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, stated “NHS and care staff protect us. Every day, while we’re safe at home, they go off to work to care for us. We owe it to them to get them the kit they need to protect themselves” (Department of Health &...
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Everywhere: Life in a littered world

25 November 2020
By Joanne Lee and Rosemary Shirley Joanne Lee and Rosemary Shirley are the curators of ‘Everywhere: Life in a littered world ’, an online exhibition for The Arts Institute, University of Plymouth, launched alongside Micro2020 , an international scientific conference on the fate and impacts of...
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My plastics at home: part 2.

18 November 2020
As we are now in the second coronavirus lockdown, I thought it would be interesting to re-visit the My plastics at home blog series. The MoDiP team are all working from home for some, if not all, of the week (staff involved in tasks that require access to the collections continue to come onto campus...
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Bois Durci

11 November 2020
These days we are encouraged to buy products made from plastics materials by assurances of the sustainable resources from which they are made. Consumers are increasingly made aware that plastics derived from oil are not always the most environmentally friendly and that there are other options. Bio...
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Innovations in recycling

4 November 2020
One of the great things to come out of the Covid-19 lockdown is the opportunity to access online conversations which might have been inaccessible to us previously. This could be down to the fact that we are not a member of the group having the conversation, or we might not be able to justify a whole...
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