May 2020

Bored, Games!

27 May 2020
Board games are just the thing to stop us from getting bored during self-isolation. Here are some classics from the museum’s collections. This gaming piece ( AIBDC : 006889.1 ) offers 2 for 1: chess on one side, draughts on the other. Made 50 years ago using moulds from the 1850s, the material is...
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New Art Fund Grant for MoDiP

20 May 2020
We are pleased to announce that in our role as convener of the Plastics SSN (PSSN), and jointly with the Dress and Textiles Specialists (DATS), we have been successful with our grant application for MoDiP for £14,500 towards Art Fund’s ‘Network grants’ scheme. The project runs from May 2020 to April...
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International Museum Day

13 May 2020
Monday 18th May 2020 is International Museum Day, an event that has been running since 1977 with the objective of raising awareness that museums are an important agency for cultural exchange. Last year 37,000 museums across the world participated in this celebration from 158 different countries and...
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Closing the museum for lockdown

6 May 2020
On receiving notice that the AUB campus would be closing from 5pm on Friday 20th March 2020, in line with the Government’s country-wide lockdown for COVID-19, the MoDiP team had only a few days to get the museum organised. We had just completed the installation of our latest exhibition, Being me...
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