Student and staff work

MA Architecture

28 June 2023
At the end of last year, an MA Architecture student, Jemma Chapman came in to the museum to explore the use of waste plastics. We talked about a variety of concepts and objects including Greenbrick's building blocks. Large blue brick, Greenbrick, AIBDC : 008795.3 Since meeting with Jemma, she has...
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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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Celebrating with Dr Kate Hall

28 July 2021
Last week saw AUB’s graduation ceremony and we got to celebrate with our good friend Dr Kate Hall. Kate was MoDiP’s first associated student and completed her PhD in the academic year 2019/2020 but because of the COVID restrictions AUB didn’t have a ceremony last year and decided to celebrate both...
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The end of one journey

19 August 2020
At the end of July, I passed my PhD with minor corrections. It is a simple thing to say, and seems really rather poignant at a time when young people have recently received their A-level results. Many of whom, having been assessed by their teachers during the unprecedented COVID-19 lockdown...
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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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Be inspired

18 September 2019
It’s Induction week for new students here at AUB. I would like to welcome you all to the new academic year and, for those of you who do not know, take a moment to tell you a bit about the museum. MoDiP is the only accredited museum in the UK with a focus on plastics. It is the UK's leading resource...
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Student Creative - Fiona McTaggart

5 March 2019
The last couple of months have taken me on a journey of discovery, in pursuit of making my heroic doll for paediatric cardiac patients. Recently this has seemed even more pertinent as February has been ‘heart month’ with social media flooded with stories from those waiting on the transplant list or...
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Student Creative: Fiona McTaggart

16 January 2019
I am a part time student in my first year of the MA Illustration course at AUB. I am very pleased to have been given the opportunity to promote the Museum of Design in Plastics. I seek to do this through the exploration of plastics in paediatric cardiac treatment and care, as well as their use in...
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About plastics

13 August 2018
Over the past few months, we have been developing a permanent case for the museum space. We have thought long and hard about the content and the stories we have wanted to tell within the history and development of plastics in design About plastics explores design in plastics through: the invention...
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Student Creative

31 October 2017
We're looking for a Student Creative 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? Here’s your chance. The Brief The aim of the MoDiP Student Creative is to...
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Towards a Plastics Research Group

30 March 2016
A number of the Arts University Bournemouth’s Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture staff met with MoDiP staff over lunch for a preliminary discussion about the University’s Plastics Research Group. The meeting was convened by myself, Susan Lambert, Head of the Museum of Design. I set the Group in...
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Final Major Project: Playtime

10 June 2015
Please note: MoDiP will be closed for the whole of June due to refurbishments in the library. This self-written brief is mainly focused upon exploring and confirming my personal interests, practice and intentions as an Interior-based Textile practitioner. Predominantly focusing on a vibrant colour...
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