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Online course on conservation of plastics

From: Helen Alten <helen<-at->
Date: Thursday, March 28, 2013
MS001: The Problem with Plastics
Instructor: Diana Komejan
Apr 15-19, 2013
Location: online at <URL:>

Description: As we march boldly toward the 22nd century, artifact
collecting includes that most fragile of materials--plastic. Not
only is it in our collections, but it's used to house our
collections, too. What problems have you seen? What problems have
others seen? What materials are best? What can we, as caretakers, do
to minimize long-term damage? Join in this mini-course to discuss
care and deterioration of plastics. Bring any questions you have
about plastics in your museum.

Logistics: Participants in The Problem with Plastics will read
literature and participate in two one-hour chats to discuss plastics
deterioration and preservation. Each student should read course
materials and prepare questions or comments to share with the other
students in the chat. This is a mini-course and takes no more than
10 hours of a student's time.

The Problem with Plastics lasts one week. To learn more about the
course and reserve a spot go to
If you have trouble please contact Helen Alten

The Instructor:

    Diana Komejan graduated from Sir Sandford Fleming Colleges Art
    Conservation Techniques program in 1980. She has worked for
    Parks Canada; Kelsey Museum, University of Michigan; Heritage
    Branch Yukon Territorial Government; National Gallery of Canada;
    Canadian Museum of Nature; Yukon Archives and the Antarctic
    Heritage Trust and is currently teaching Conservation Techniques
    in the Applied Museum Studies Program at Algonquin College in
    Ottawa. In 1995 she was accredited in Mixes Collection with The
    Canadian Association of Professional Conservators. Her work as a
    conservator has been quite broad in scope, having worked with
    historic sites, archaeological excavations and museums. In
    addition to lab treatments, Diana has broad archaeological
    experience, including the excavation of mammoths and dinosaur

Brad Bredehoft for Helen Alten
Northern States Conservation Center

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Received on Thursday, 28 March, 2013

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