Plastics are increasingly found in museum collections, for example in ethnographical and textile collections. They were used to imitate precious materials like ivory and amber. Plastics are also to be found in modern art collections, collections of household goods and in collections of scientific equipment. There are guidelines for passive conservation only; active conservation still has to be developed. The main subject of this course is to acquaint you with the current state of knowledge regarding identification, degradation and conservation of plastics as used in cultural heritage.
Teachers: Thea van Oosten is conservation scientist at ICN. Her specialties are synthetic materials such as rubber, plastics and PVC. Lectures by Agnes Brokerhof, senior conservation scientist at ICN and Lydia Beerkens, conservator of modern art.
Target group: Conservators, conservation scientists, restorers, and curators.
Location: Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage / ICN, Amsterdam
Dates: 5, 6, 7 & 8 October 2009
Time: 9:30 - 16:30
Cost: € 695,-
To register for this masterclass please contact:firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: On Friday the 9th of October an INCCA Database Workshop will also be held at ICN. For details see the link below.
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