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Masterclass on plastics

From: Angele Goossens <a.t.f.p.goossens<-a>
Date: Thursday, January 30, 2014

"Identification, Degradation and Conservation of Plastics"
13-17 October 2014

The masterclass Plastics by Thea van Oosten and Anna Lagana (on
13-17 October 2014) aims to acquaint object and sculpture
conservators with the current state of knowledge regarding
identification, degradation, curative and preventive conservation of
plastics, rubbers and composite materials.  This five days course is
split between theoretical and practical sessions.

Participants will improve their theoretical background on plastics
and develop practical experience in conservation treatments such as:
cleaning and adhering plastics and creating an anoxic environment
for rubber objects.  Moreover one day of the masterclass will be
especially dedicated to the consolidation of PUR ether foams.  The
state of the art for preventive and curative conservation will be
discussed and include the latest research.  [enter] This course will
bridge the gap between the practical aspects of conserving plastics
and the physical-chemical basis underlying their degradation.
Although the emphasis will be on three-dimensional objects,
conservators from all other disciplines are welcome to attend.
Plastics and rubbers are found in a variety of collections:
historic, ethnographic, scientific, design, as well as modern and
contemporary art.  Most museums have these materials in their
collections and the amount will increase over the years.  Due to the
growing need, this course on the conservation of plastics is to be
offered by the UVA for an International audience.

Participants are strongly encouraged to bring objects or images of
objects to the course for discussion.

For further information, program and registration see:


You can also contact the team of Continuing Education from the
program Conservation and Restoration of cultural heritage:
pe-cenr<-a t->uva< . >nl

Drs. Angele Goossens
Coordinator Continuing Education
Programme Conservation and Restoration of cultural heritage
University of van Amsterdam

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:31
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Received on Thursday, 30 January, 2014

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