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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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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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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7 July 2021
Did you know that you can make your own plastics material at home using milk? There are various methods and recipes available online to make casein but essentially all you need to do is heat up some skimmed milk in a saucepan and when warm, slowly add a small amount of vinegar and stir. The milk...
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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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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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Lockdown: a force for creative innovation

22 July 2020
Working in a museum situated in an arts university opens up special avenues. We are particularly keen to involve artists in interpreting the museum’s subject and have been pleased to host residencies of the fine artist, Mariele Neudecker, and the musician, Karen Wimhurst, both supported by Arts...
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Communicating loud and clear

1 July 2020
Continuing with our Life goes on… theme, I’d like to share the many ways in which we, the team at MoDiP, have been adapting and further developing our means of communication with students, staff and everyone we work with and for – not to mention our public audiences - over the last few months, as we...
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Provocative Plastics

24 June 2020
Sparkling chair There’s always work to be done if you work in a museum. One of the things I love about a museum career is its variety – researching the collection, working out how to add to it effectively, telling stories about it, talking to people who are interested in its subject area and making...
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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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