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Discover hidden treasures at The Museum of Design in Plastics


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Heritage Open Days is England’s biggest and most popular heritage festival, offering people the chance to celebrate and discover the history on their doorstep.

To celebrate Heritage Open Days’ 25th anniversary, Arts University Bournemouth’s Museum of Design in Plastic (MoDiP), the UK’s only museum dedicated to plastics, will revealing 25 hidden treasures from their stores with Hidden Treasure, an exhibition featuring objects that are not usually on display.

Located within the Arts University, the museum hosts a variety of artefacts charting the rise of plastic, and is holding two bookable sessions, at 10.00 and 14.00 on Saturday 21 September. The collection features items that have changed the ways in which consumers live, in areas like catering, science, fashion and music.

Sarah Jane Stevens, MoDiP’s Museum Engagement Officer, said: “Heritage Open Days are a fantastic event to get involved in and a perfect time to start with their 25th anniversary by revealing 25 hidden treasures from our stores.”

“This September we would like to engage with people who might not have been to MoDiP before. By capturing our visitor’s imagination with some of our hidden treasures, we would like to spark discussions about the preconceptions of plastics in society.”

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