Monday, 9 July 2018

Website Refresh

If you have used the MoDiP website lately, you will have noticed it has had a refresh.

Here are the main changes:

  • You can favourite objects in the collection
  • The three top tabs; The Collection, Resources, Exhibitions & Events have become nine tabs so the content has moved.

You can favourite objects in the collection

  • Why would you want to?

You might want to remember something you have seen.

You might want to view objects in real life.

You might want to use objects in a teaching session.

If you are a researcher, student, member of AUB teaching staff, or just someone with an interest in our collection you can now favourite objects and keep them in a list to refer back to later. By favouriting objects, you can create a list, edit it, add to it, and refine it. 

  • How does it work?   

First, you will need to register and sign in to the website using the buttons at the top right of the page: 

Then, view the collection and select the objects you would like to use by clicking on the 'Add to my favourites' button below the object.

You can review your list under the 'My Favourites' link at the top of the page. Here you can remove any unwanted objects by clicking on the 'Remove from my Favourites' button under the object.

If you then want to view the objects in real life, send an email to including the following: 

  • your user name (so that we can see your list)
  • the preferred date and time that you would like to visit
  • what you would be doing with the objects eg. photography, drawing, object analysis
  • any other information

Once received, a member of the MoDiP team will respond as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.

The three top tabs; The Collection, Resources, Exhibitions & Events have become nine tabs so the content has moved.


Under this tab you can explore our collections. You can search using keywords or the object number if you know it. You can also filter your selections by various criteria including if it has an image or not, when it was made, and who made or designed it.


Here you will find our inspiring case studies to see how other people have used our collections in their learning and teaching. We also share how we have worked with school children, resources for learners at different stages in life, and children’s activities relating to plastics in general and to specific exhibitions.


Here you can find out everything you need to know about visiting the museum and using the collection in your research.


Under this tab we explore what plastics are, the different materials and manufacturing processes, and we look at plastics and the environment. Here you will find useful books and links.


In this section we share the research that we have been carrying out at the museum and the Arts University Bournemouth.


We have a small number of industry supporters, and would like to develop more in the future.


We share all of our current and past exhibitions online, complete with links through to the objects displayed.


Any upcoming events will be advertised under this section, along with any past events that are often written up or filmed and the content is shared here.


Here we share the projects that we have worked on. These include the very popular A Curator’s Guide, Identifying plastics toolkit, and Confronting plastics preservation all funded by the Plastics SSN.

If you can't find anything that you are looking for drop us a line and we will be ahappy to help.

Louise Dennis (Assistant Curator)

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