Input 14 ice bucket, Martin Roberts, 1973

29 December 2021
I love the vibrant green colour of this ice bucket ( AIBDC : 008800 ), a rather appropriate object for this time of year as we get ready to toast in 2022. Image ref: The ice bucket, showing the white, removable liner (right). Image credit: Katherine Pell I also love the design of the lid. It has...
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Christmas closure

22 December 2021
The museum will be closed from Thursday 23rd December, opening again on Tuesday 4th January. Our team will be taking a well earned break and will not be available during the closed period. Find out more about our opening times on our visiting us pages. www.modip.ac.uk/access/visiting-us 1930s bulb...
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Friend and Faux

15 December 2021
We have just opened our latest exhibition Friend and faux , which explores both the historical and contemporary use of plastics materials in replacing animal products. Right from the beginning of the story of man-made plastics, this material group has been used to imitate the natural world. Because...
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MoDiP's new Museum Assistant

8 December 2021
Hello, you may be wondering who I am. So, first a bit about me…My name is Reanna, I grew up in a relatively large family and I went to college and studied photography for 4 years. I joined MoDiP in November 2021 as Museum Assistant. I decided to join MoDiP to develop my knowledge on everyday...
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MoDiP’s letter to the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.

1 December 2021
MoDiP’s letter to the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, in response to the current government consultation on banning single use plastic cutlery and plates. A public consultation has recently been launched by the UK government to consider banning commonly littered single-use plastic items in England...
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CC41 Utility blouse

24 November 2021
A recent workshop provided the opportunity to look a little closer at a number of synthetic garments in MoDiP’s collections, and this blouse (refer image below) particularly caught my attention. AIBDC : 000824 Image credit: MoDiP It is very popular and gets used for research by students and teaching...
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BIBA clothes hanger, Braitrim, 1998

17 November 2021
A few weeks ago, I was reorganising the MoDiP store when I came across a box containing some garment bags and clothes hangers that had been previously used to store the museum’s textile collection before we had our roller racking drawer units installed, back in 2010. In amongst these, right at the...
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Gardening in Miniature

10 November 2021
Originally posted on 12/05/2018 by the Gardens Trust on their blog. Reproduced here in edited form with kind permission from Dr David Marsh, the author and a trustee of the Gardens Trust. Sorry to disappoint you if you thought you were going read a post about gardens in bottles, on saucers, mini...
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MoDiP AUB Student Bursary 2021/2022

3 November 2021
Would you like to be the next MoDiP AUB Student Creative? Fancy the opportunity to get up close and personal with a museum collection? Want to see your work on display and inspire others? Well, here’s your chance… (We welcome applications from all disciplines.) Some examples of the work from past...
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Popcorn 26 sunglasses, Patrick Kelly, 1987

27 October 2021
We have just put these wonderful Patrick Kelly sunglasses out on display as part of the About Plastics case in the museum. Image ref: AIBDC : 008474 Image credit: Katherine Pell Made in France in the mid to late 1980s, the frames are made from cellulose acetate with acrylic (polymethyl methacrylate)...
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