Did you know that all of our past exhibitions are available online?
The Worshipful Company of Horners have deposited its collection
of over 400 objects with MoDiP for an initial period of 7 years. This
will enable greater public access to these significant artefacts and
complement MoDiP’s permanent collection. Prior to receiving the Horners’
collection MoDiP had few examples of natural plastics. This new
collection helps to demonstrate the use of naturally occurring plastics
before the development of their synthetic cousins. Objects range from
the early 1600s to the present day. Horn is still in use in the UK for
button making, shoe horns, combs, musical instrument components,
sporting equipment and cutlery.
Louise Dennis (Assisant Curator)