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Lectures on plastic and rubber

From: Martha Singer <martha_singer<-a>
Date: Thursday, April 17, 2008
Lectures on the conservation of plastics and rubber

Art Study Room, Uris Center for Education
Metropolitan Museum
1000 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10028
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
12-2 pm.

These talks are open to the public.

    Yvonne Shashoua
    Senior Researcher at the National Museum of Denmark
    "Plastics-a sticky subject!"

        A general overview of what plastics are, where are they
        found in collections, why they deteriorate and what
        conservation treatments we have available today.

    Thea van Oosten
    Senior Researcher at the Netherlands Institute for Cultural
    Heritage (ICN):
    "Bridging the gap between science, industry, artists and
    conservators"

        Research into conserving plastics at ICN, disseminating
        knowledge and case studies involving glass-reinforced
        polyester, polyethylene/polypropylene and polyurethane
        foams.

The Uris Center for Education is located at the south end of the
museum (80th St).  There is street access as well as a parking
garage there. This talk is open to the public.  For more information
about the museum, see:

    <URL:http://www.metmuseum.org/visitor/vi_fl_english.htm>

    <URL:http://www.metmuseum.org/
        visitor/index.asp?HomePageLink=visitor_l>

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