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A visit by Friends of the East Dorset Heritage Trust

26 January 2011
Thursday 20th January 2011 saw a group of visitors from the Friends of the East Dorset Heritage Trust to MoDiP and the Gallery at AUB. This was the first time we had met with this group and I am sure they didn’t really know what to expect from a Museum of Design in Plastics. Our current exhibition...
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MoDiP collection on VADS

26 January 2011
In 2009 the Museum of Design in Plastics completed an £80,000 JISC funded project to improve the digitisation of over 1500 objects from its unique collection, including 450 historical objects on long term loan from the Plastics Historical Society. The culmination of this project is the newly...
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How students and staff use the collection #1

24 January 2011
Recently we have had a loan request from the AUB Costume course. The teaching staff wanted a small number of objects from the collection which spanned a number of decades. The teaching session was designed to enable the students to develop skills in building characters around an object or an item of...
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The Worshipful Company of Horners

17 January 2011
The Worshipful Company of Horners is both an ancient craft guild and a modern City of London Institution promoting the interests of the polymer industry. Horn has been used since prehistoric times as a cheap, readily available, easily worked material from which essential tools as well as decorative...
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The Plastics Historical Society Collection

14 January 2011
The Plastics Historical Society, which was formed in 1986, is an independent society affiliated to the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. The PHS exists ‘to promote the collection, preservation and study of all material (artefacts, equipment, processes and documentation) relating to the...
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The Importance of Plastics

13 January 2011
Plastics are an especially important group of materials because of their fundamental role in creating the world as we know it. The story of design in plastics is the story of the industrial and social development of the 20th and 21st century environment. None of the advances in domestic, industrial...
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The Museum of Design in Plastics

12 January 2011
Welcome to the blog of the Museum of Design in Plastics (MoDiP). We are a University Museum based at The Arts University Bournemouth (AUB). AUB is a specialist university college in art, design, media and performance. Established in 1883 it has developed to become one of the leading providers of...
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