We offer a variety of ways to engage with the collection and learn more about plastics materials and the objects made from them.
Our online resources include portfolio exercises for prospective students, an object analysis form for object-based learning, a pilot activity for exploring materials and manufacturing processes, creative writing and critical thinking exercises, as well as digital resources for schools and families.
The MoDiP collection offers a wide spectrum of objects, from the 19th, 20th & 21st centuries, which illustrate the role of plastics against social and historical contexts.
To find out more about accessing the collection during our closure please Contact us
When we are able to open our doors to the public, we welcome individual and group visits.
The museum is on the first floor of the Arts University Bournemouth library and can be accessed via a lift. For more information about coming to the museum for a visit, to do research, or have a group session, click on the link below.
MoDiP has been fortunate enough to acquire two versions of Sori Yanagi’s Elephant Stool (see image below), a renowned example of Japanese post-war design and believed to be the world’s first completely synthetic stool.
Image ref: MoDiP’s Elephant Stools, manufactured by Habitat (left) and Vitra (right).Image credit: Katherine Pell
In March, MoDiP was invited by the BPF to provide a short series of webinars about classic design inspired by objects in the MoDiP collection.
One of these talks was inspired by the Panton chair which was designed by Verner Panton in 1960 but the example we have is much later and I will explain a bit more about that shortly but let’s start by looking at…
In the post today I received a Pleco bag. It is unlike any other bag I have ever had. It came beautifully packaged in a box that echoes the construction of the bag itself with the product name in the form of a cut-out on the side of the box, temptingly revealing the colour of the bag inside. Image ref: The bags in their packaging.Image credit: Pam LangdownEverything about it is…
We surround ourselves with powerful objects that either spark memories of times gone by or that we would find hard to live without. They can comfort us, make our lives a little easier, or remind us of special people. In these unpredictable times of national lockdown, partial opening, and then closing down again we have decided to reissue a project which explored these emotive objects.
Due to the National lockdown this exhibition opening has been delayed. The launch date is subject to confirmation.
A family friendly exhibition exploring fun seaside leisure activities as well as the more serious issue of ocean plastics and pollution.