Joining Forces

30 November 2022
MoDiP is very proud to be one of only 33 university museums in 16 institutions to receive funding from Research England to support our research. With funding from Research England’s Participatory Research Fund, we recently had the opportunity to reflect on our research and it made us aware of the...
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Designated Design: A collection of national importance

2 November 2022
Last week MoDiP opened its latest exhibition, Designated Design: A collection of national importance. It celebrates the wonderful accolade we received earlier this year when Arts Council England awarded the museum Designated Outstanding Collection status. The exhibition is based upon themes taken...
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Festival of Plastics

28 September 2022
Earlier in September we attended the Festival of Plastics, held at the Museum of London. This festival was a celebration of the C OMPLEX project which was coming to an end after five years. The project, run by UCL’s Institute for Sustainable Heritage, received funding from the European Research...
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Body beautiful: plastics

30 March 2022
In MoDiP we like to support and respond to various activities that happen across the AUB. This term our cultural partner TheGallery has been hosting a magnificent exhibition about fashion and diversity. Body Beautiful: Diversity on the Catwalk embraces inclusivity and body positivity and is open...
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Plastic Vanitas, Mariele Neudecker, 2015

29 September 2021
Six years ago, MoDiP hosted an international conference called Provocative Plastics , which took place over two days at the Arts University Bournemouth to explore the past, present and future potential of plastics. At the same time, we had an exhibition of photographs on display in TheGallery by...
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Synthetic garments workshop at MoDiP

1 September 2021
In April 2020 (see our post of 20 May 2020) we had the good news that our application to the Art Fund for support for a project in partnership with the Dress and Textiles Specialists’ network and the Plastics SSN had been successful. Its aim is to create a resource focused on synthetic garments with...
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An Orange Tree and a Bitter Orange Tree, Practices of Care

14 July 2021
Sarah Carne is a London-based independent artist and educator whose practice employs a wide range of forms including video, performance, text, conversation and drawing. She is interested by status, value and rank and how these determine the opportunities we access, the materials we use and how we...
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Exhibition space

9 June 2021
For MoDiP’s latest collaborative exhibition with TheGallery , we thought it would be interesting to celebrate the theme of space given that 2021 marks both the 30th anniversary of the first ever British person to enter space and the 5th anniversary of the first ever British spacewalk. We started...
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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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21 October 2020
Inspired by Black History Month, we decided to review our collection with regards to diversity. Many museums have done similar activities, in light of the Black Lives Matter movement, highlighting objects that have been looted from indigenous peoples or that celebrate the work and achievement of...
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Synthetica: a toxic enchantment ONLINE

16 September 2020
Synthetica is a chamber opera about plastics with libretto and music by Karen Wimhurst, created during her residency at MoDiP. Following my post of 22 July, I am pleased to share the good news that Arts Council England have agreed that, because of the shut down of theatres caused by Covid 19, we can...
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