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Subject: Conference on modern materials

Conference on modern materials

From: Emma Roodhouse <emmaroodhouse>
Date: Thursday, August 31, 2006
Modern Materials in Collections
Scotland (MMiC:S) Network - Launch

University of St Andrews
9 November 2006

Hosted by: Museums, Galleries and Collections Institute, School of
Art History

Do you have any plastics, nylon, acrylics, rubber, CDs, DVDs or
synthetics in your collections? Are you thinking about collecting a
contemporary sculpture made from perspex?  Or acquiring a large
donation of Irn Bru cans?

If so, a new subject specialist network focusing on modern materials
in collections will interest you. The MMiC:S Network is open to all
and will cover issues of particular interest to people who manage
and develop collections, including volunteers, curators and

The launch meeting will include a keynote speaker and several case
studies, illustrating modern materials and the issues they raise in
different collections. There will also be opportunity for
participants to discuss and exchange views

The MMiC:S Network aims to share interdisciplinary, cross-sector
experience and knowledge to:

    *   Raise awareness of modern materials

    *   Improve confidence in collecting, handling, display and

    *   Inform decision-making for acquisition, care and disposal

The launch meeting is your opportunity to shape the network's
development and contribute to these highly topical areas.

If you are interested in attending or wish for more information,
please contact

    Dr Anita Quye
    +44 131 247 4376
    a.quye [at] nms__ac__uk


    +44 1324 504689
    emma.roodhouse [at] falkirk__gov__uk

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