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Exhibition dates: 10 December — 11 March
Times: 08.30-21.00 (Weekdays), 09.00 - 16.00 (Weekends)
Location: Museum of Design in Plastic, AUB Campus

The proliferation of the use of plastics to create the convenience and disposability that has fuelled our consumer society has made it hard to see this material family as a friend to the environment and animal life. However, by imitating animal-derived products, plastics have had a positive impact on the conservation and use of both wild and farmed creatures.

Friend and faux explores the historical and contemporary use of plastics materials to replace animal products. This usage may be for economic or environmental purposes, either in pursuit of a more humane or cheaper option to natural materials.

MoDiP is located on the first floor within the Library. Please note that the Library will be shut from Thursday 23 December to Monday 3 January inclusive, as AUB will be closed for Christmas. Check Library open times before your visit.

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