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MoDiP’s letter to the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.

1 December 2021
MoDiP’s letter to the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, in response to the current government consultation on banning single use plastic cutlery and plates. A public consultation has recently been launched by the UK government to consider banning commonly littered single-use plastic items in England...
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CC41 Utility blouse

24 November 2021
A recent workshop provided the opportunity to look a little closer at a number of synthetic garments in MoDiP’s collections, and this blouse (refer image below) particularly caught my attention. AIBDC : 000824 Image credit: MoDiP It is very popular and gets used for research by students and teaching...
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BIBA clothes hanger, Braitrim, 1998

17 November 2021
A few weeks ago, I was reorganising the MoDiP store when I came across a box containing some garment bags and clothes hangers that had been previously used to store the museum’s textile collection before we had our roller racking drawer units installed, back in 2010. In amongst these, right at the...
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Gardening in Miniature

10 November 2021
Originally posted on 12/05/2018 by the Gardens Trust on their blog. Reproduced here in edited form with kind permission from Dr David Marsh, the author and a trustee of the Gardens Trust. Sorry to disappoint you if you thought you were going read a post about gardens in bottles, on saucers, mini...
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MoDiP AUB Student Bursary 2021/2022

3 November 2021
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? Well, here’s your chance… (We welcome applications from all disciplines.) Some examples of the work from past...
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Popcorn 26 sunglasses, Patrick Kelly, 1987

27 October 2021
We have just put these wonderful Patrick Kelly sunglasses out on display as part of the About Plastics case in the museum. Image ref: AIBDC : 008474 Image credit: Katherine Pell Made in France in the mid to late 1980s, the frames are made from cellulose acetate with acrylic (polymethyl methacrylate)...
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Object Analysis sessions

20 October 2021
As term begins and the Arts University Bournemouth continues to welcome back students, we are beginning to return to some kind of normality. Over the past couple of weeks, we have been having zoom conversations with courses, introducing and reintroducing them to the museum and how they can use the...
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Telescopic water suit, Martin White, 1937.

6 October 2021
This bright, cherry red swimsuit never fails to make me smile and it is one of my favourite objects from our current exhibition, Beside the sea . It was designed by Martin White in 1937 as a ‘telescopic’, one-size-fits-all, swimming costume, which is essentially achieved by shirring with an...
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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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