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.

Both projects have been funded by the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts, supported by Nesta, Arts and Humanities Research Council and public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Commenting on the award, Head of MoDiP Professor Susan Lambert, said: “We are delighted to have won the award. It provides a fantastic opportunity to promote what can be achieved by collaborating with partners with different expertise, to highlight the innovative ways in which the public can contribute to the documentation and curation of public collections and, more generally, to celebrate the expertise of the crowd.”

The AHRC’s Creative Economy Showcase takes place on 12th march 2014 at King’s Place in London, showcasing the AHRC’s wide range of activities in the Creative Economy.

The showcase also aims to highlight the vital relationship between the arts and humanities research base and the UK’s Creative Economy, raise the profile of the creative and cultural sector, its contribution to growth and innovation, within the UK economy and highlight innovation and best practice in knowledge exchange and partnership working in the arts and humanities.

The exhibition and breakout session will give a brief account of MoDiP’s projects, along with a discussion on ways to engage the public in curatorial activities, showing that engagement can yield valuable results, demonstrating how these results can be integrated and verified with collection data and discussing IPR issues of integrating user–generated content with collection data.