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Workshop: Plastics in Collections

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 10:30 to 16:30 | Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Art Studio
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Plastics are widely found in museums but how do we identify them and ensure that we deal with any possible ticking time bombs?

This one day workshop introduces the different types of plastics and highlights those at most risk in collections.

Identification without analysis is approached by charting the history and technological development of plastics, also their style and production methods.

Attendees will become familiar with the sensory properties of different plastics such as appearance, smell, and feel.

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