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.
If you’re a regular reader of the museum’s blog, you’ll know that we like to promote plastics’ virtues because this material group is often misunderstood and misrepresented. Reading Pam’s recent post where she talked about the EasyRoller 2 wheelchair, she highlighted ten different types of plastics that were used within the chair’s construction, each carefully chosen to match the intended…
A new exhibition at the MK Galleryin Milton Keynes (02/12/20 – 12/09/21) explores work from the influential 1980s design movement, Memphis. Memphis designers with Masanori Umeda's Tawaraya Bed, 1981. Image credit: Studio Azzurro. Courtesy Memphis Post Design Gallery.The Memphis Group was founded in December 1980 by Italian designer and…
From a collections care perspective, it is always great to welcome a brand-new object into the collection. That way we can be relatively certain the material will behave in the way we expect it to over time, when we display and store it.A lovely, brand new object in the collection.Image credit: Katherine PellMost objects, however, have had a life before they join us and exhibit signs of use and…
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.