MoDiP is the only accredited museum in the UK with a focus on plastics. It is the UK’s leading resource for the study and interpretation of design in plastics and a specialist research resource within the Arts University Bournemouth.
To increase understanding and appreciation of the use and significance of plastics in design during the 20th and 21st century.
To collect, research, interpret and present objects made of, or including components of, plastics, and thus add unique value to the Arts University Bournemouth as a learning resource, a resource for collaborative, experimental and interdisciplinary research, and as a gateway to the AUB’s wider environment.
MoDiP is grateful to Research England for its support in recognition of MoDiP’s unique and significant contribution to national and international research and scholarship.
The museum houses three distinct collections that are composed of mainly 20th & 21st Century design and popular culture and offer a wide spectrum of objects that illustrate the role of plastics against social and historical contexts.Find out more
Revolution: Environmentally conscious design in plastics
Revolution: When they are in the wrong place, doing the wrong thing, and being disposed of without care, objects made of plastics are problematic to the environment.Find out more
Museum of Design in Plastics works with local schools to deliver lessons about sustainability
The Museum of Design in Plastics at Arts University Bournemouth has been working with Dorset’s Cultural Hub to deliver detective themed lessons about sustainability and eco-plastics.Find out more
Expression Through Music at MODIP
The Museum of Design in Plastics, based at AUB, is inviting school children to visits its latest exhibition, Polyphonic: Music Through Plastics. This project, entitled Expression Through Music, is part of a wider project: w-Rap. W-Rap is the result of a successful Arts Council bid to develop a creative music project exploring the light and dark faces of plastics.Read More
MoDiP secures funding from Arts Council England
MoDiP has been granted funding for a project entitled Symbiosis: a new model of resilience for specialist museums. The project aims to create and pilot a new model of economic resilience for smaller museums by developing deeper, mutually-beneficial collaborations with industries relevant to MoDiP.Read More
Mariele Neudecker MoDiP Residency
Mariele Neudecker has been working with MoDiP and AUB students during her residency at AUB. Neudecker established a systematic method to select 40 boxes from the Museum of Design in Plastics (MoDiP) collection and arranged the contents of each as tabletop still lives.Read More
MoDiP to exhibit at AHRC's Creative Economy Showcase
AUB’s very own Museum of Design in Plastics will exhibit at the 2014 AHRC Creative Economy Showcase. Thanks to an award from the AHRC, MoDiP — the only accredited museum in the UK with a focus on plastics — will run an exhibition stand and 60–minute breakout session focussing on their Ten Most Wanted project and the Imperial War Museum’s Putting Art on the Map.Read More
MoDiP Plastics for Gold
‘Plastics for Gold’, an exhibition in the Museum of Design in Plastics (MoDiP) at the Arts University Bournemouth from the 24th May – 10th November 2012, has been awarded the Inspire Mark because it shares certain values of the Cultural Olympiad.Read More
Olympic Gold for the Museum of Design in Plastics
The Museum of Design in Plastics (MoDiP) at The Arts University Bournemouth has been awarded the Inspire Mark for their current exhibition ‘Plastics for Gold’, because it shares certain values of the Cultural Olympiad, celebrating diversity and internationality through the global character of design.Read More