PlasticsFuture 2023

19 July 2023
At the end of June, I attended a fascinating conference held at the University of Portsmouth. PlasticsFuture 2023 was convened over three days and brought together speakers from across the world to present their research around, and experiences of, plastics pollution. The team behind the conference...
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Curatorial talks

5 April 2023
As a museum curator of a small museum, I find that my work each week can be varied and extremely interesting. This last week has been full of working out budgets for the coming year, thinking about new acquisitions, updating object records, and thinking about our next exhibition. I have also been...
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Designated Design seminar

7 December 2022
In this week’s blog post we would like to look back on an afternoon seminar we held at AUB on 1st December in partnership with TheGallery. The seminar sat alongside our Designated Design: a plastics collection of national importance exhibition both of which are a celebration of, and thank you to...
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Plastic: Remaking our world

8 June 2022
As you may have seen on our Instagram feed, MoDiP has had the great pleasure of loaning objects to an international exhibition curated by Vitra Design Museum, V&A Dundee, and maat. The exhibition Plastic: Remaking Our World, which will be hosted by all three museums (Vitra Design Museum in 26.03...
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Provocative plastics: their value in design and material culture

27 January 2021
Back in 2015, the Arts University Bournemouth held an international conference, Provocative plastics: design in plastics from the practical to the philosophical, attended by scholars, art and design practitioners, and members of the plastics industry from five countries. We are pleased to announce...
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w-RAP: a plastic symphony for a synthetic century

18 April 2018
MoDiP is delighted to announce that it has funding from Arts Council England to enable it to work with a composer, an artistic director, a number of schools and some professional musicians to develop a creative music project exploring the light and dark faces of plastics. The music and words will be...
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Symbiosis: onwards and upwards

28 March 2018
After 18 months MoDiP’s Symbiosis project is formally coming to an end although the project will influence our practice here on in. The aim of the project has been to establish a new model for engagement with industry in order to try to help MoDiP and other small specialist museums become more...
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MoDiP at the Department for BIS

22 July 2013
We have been pleased to work with the British Plastics Federation, the leading trade association for the UK Plastics Industry on an exhibition being opened today, 22 July 2013, by The Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, Minister of State for Business and Enterprise, at the Department for Business, Innovation...
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Planning for Digitisation

8 November 2011
On Friday I presented a case study at the British Library as part of the Planning for Digitisation seminar organised by the British Library Preservation Advisory Centre . It was a really interesting day and included sessions by Richard Davies of the British Library about Planning for digitisation...
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Making our horn collection effective

20 June 2011
MoDiP was pleased to receive the Worshipful Company of Horners' collection of some 400 items of horn on long term loan last year and are now able to announce that we have received a grant from the Museums Association to make the collection more effective. Horn is a themoplastic material which means...
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Futureproof Plastics Symposium

26 May 2011
Mathew Philip provided a stimulating introduction to polymers and their impact on every day life. Chistopher Pett showed us how single-source plastics - computer casings and disposable beakers branded by the Eden Project - can be recycled on an industrial scale but also higlighted the challenges...
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Futureproof Plastics, Free Symposium, 18 May 2011

11 April 2011
To view enlarged PDF  In partnership with the V&A , we are holding a FREE symposium on 18 May here at the Arts University Bournemouth . It is a unique opportunity for all those interested in plastics to hear key speakers discuss the impact of plastics on art and design and to join a debate on...
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