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Glasgow artist launches virtual plastic bag museum

Glasgow artist launches virtual plastic bag museum

British artist Katrina Cobain with her collection of plastic bags which she intends to use to start a museum in Glasgow. Photo: AFP

Katrina Cobain unwraps a parcel and removes its precious contents, slowly and delicately as if she were handling an ancient scroll of papyrus.

But the items she places on the table of a makeshift studio in an old tobacco pipe factory in the East End of Glasgow are rather more mundane — plastic carrier bags.

Yet, to many, they are considered historical items, representing the consumer…

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