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Subject: Masterclass on plastics

Masterclass on plastics

From: Angeniet Boeve <angeniet.boeve>
Date: Thursday, August 17, 2006
Plastics
Instituut Collectie Nederland, Amsterdam
22 Sep 2006

Instructors: Thea van Oosten (senior researcher, ICN)

Plastics are found in ethnographical and textile collections
imitating precious materials like ivory, tortoiseshell and amber, in
modern art collections of three-dimensional non-traditional art, in
collections of household goods and in collections of scientific
equipment. Plastics are increasingly found in museum collections.
How do we deal with plastic and plastic objects in collections? Can
we identify plastics or different types of plastics, as this is a
relatively new material? There are guidelines for the passive
conservation of plastics, but the active conservation of plastics
still has to be developed.

The aim of the course is to acquaint conservators, conservation
scientists and restorers with the current state of knowledge
regarding identification, degradation and conservation of plastics
as used in our cultural heritage.

Target group: conservators, conservation scientists, restorers
Participants: 10
Study material: Reader
Price: Euro 595,-

On request this course can also be organized abroad.

For information, please contact:

    ICN / The Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage
    Angeniet Boeve <angeniet.boeve [at] icn__nl>
    or
    Monique de Louwere <monique.de.louwere [at] icn__nl>
    Gabriel Metsustraat 8
    1071 EA  Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
    +31 20 3054659
    Fax: +31 20 3054620
    <URL:http://www.icn.nl>

Angeniet Boeve
Continuing professional development officer


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