CASE STUDY

Museum of Design in Plastics

The Museum of Design in Plastics (MoDiP) at the Arts University Bournemouth manages the Plastics Subject Specialist Network (SSN), which has 114 members representing 75 organisations, mainly other museums. Since the 1970s, plastics have become the most used material group in manufacturing and are thus an increasingly important material for our heritage. Working with Plastics SSN members, MoDiP has developed online and physical resources to help curators of collections with little knowledge of plastics identify and look after objects in collections. It is developing an online resource to foster best practice in the care, and thus preservation, of plastics objects in museums.

Museum of Design in Plastics, Arts University Bournemouth

Museum of Design in Plastics, Arts University Bournemouth