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Subject: Deterioration of plastic

Deterioration of plastic

From: Maria Franzon <mfn<-a>
Date: Monday, February 28, 2005
In February 2005, a one-year project was started at the National
Heritage Board of Sweden with the aim to help preserve plastic
materials in our museum collections. The aims of this
interdisciplinary pilot project are the following:

    1.  By examination of material in some central museums find out
        which plastic materials in these collections are most
        affected, and why these in particular have been susceptible;

    2.  Analyze any emissions from the degrading objects

    3.  Give preliminary recommendations for storage of the plastic
        artifacts, in regard to climatic conditions present and
        resources available for the museums;

    4.  Suggest urgent relevant subjects for future research.

Conservators and conservation scientists interested in the
degradation of plastic materials are kindly invited to contact us
for interchange of experience.

Anders G. Nord (conservation scientist, chemist)
National Heritage Board of Sweden
anders.nord<-a t->raa< . >se

Maria Franzon (conservator)
The National Museum of Fine Arts, Stockholm
mfn<-a t->nationalmuseum< . >se

Maria Franzon/ Conservator
National Museum of Fine Arts, Conservation Department
Box 161 76, SE-103 24 Stockholm, Sweden
+46 8 5195 4317
Fax: +46 8 5195 4450

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:41
                  Distributed: Tuesday, March 8, 2005
                       Message Id: cdl-18-41-001
Received on Monday, 28 February, 2005

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