Due to the Covid-19 outbreak the museum is closed along with the rest of the AUB campus. As such you can't come and see our new exhibition in the flesh (as it were) but you can still enjoy it on our website.
The problems that plastics can create for the human
body are now becoming better understood. Plastics materials cause
health issues for people in a variety of ways, most notably through
microplastics entering the food chain via pollution in our seas, and
when chemicals, such as bisphenol-A (BPA), leach from containers through
our food and into our blood streams. However, through good design and
use, plastics materials enable us to maintain our bodies and express
ourselves in ways that empower us to be human.
Being me: plastics and the body explores the ways
in which plastics materials, and the products made from them, help us to
be ourselves; by changing our shape, keeping us safe, aiding us when
our bodies struggle, and by keeping us alive. From with life-like
qualities prosthetics, supporting amputees both physically and
emotionally, to sportswear that helps athletes move faster and more
efficiently, the objects on display show the ways we can maintain our
physical attributes and become superhuman.
Curator of MoDiP