Monday, 28 March 2011

Did you know? #6

Did you know MoDiP started life in 1988 as a small collection of objects used as a teaching resource?
A selection of objects from the MoDiP collection
Originally known as the Design Collection, the museum was created to enhance student learning, providing access to international, historical and contemporary design examples ranging from 1880 to the present day.
We now have a focus on plastics and the collection comprises over 10,000 objects all of which can be viewed on request.
Louise Dennis, (Assistant Curator)


  1. The collection was originally developed by staff and students from Graphics - a rich array of items - hopefully all of which still survive within the collection. For many years the collection was known as The Design Archive and was inspired by the collection held by Staffordshire University. The early collection comprised many examples of international packaging, brought back to Bournemouth by our students after their time and travel across the globe.

  2. Thank you very much for your comment.

  3. The printed material is still very much an important part of the museum and is in regular use by a variety of students at the AUCB. Most recently a Fine Art student was inspired by this material and her work can be viewed on this blog as part of the 'On Collecting' Exhibition.
    Pam Langdown
    Collections Manager, MoDiP