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Workshop on plastics

From: Anne Archenoul <anne.archenoul<-at->
Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Working with Plastics
workshop with Thea van Oosten, Senior conservation scientist and
Anna Lagana, Conservator in contemporary art
March 12-14, 2012

It will be a practical deepening with regard to the POPART
conference which will be held in March 7-9, 2012

Day One
March 12, 2012
9h15 - 12h15

    What are plastics?

    Why do museums collect plastics and in which collections?

    Historical development of plastics and rubber.

    Classification of types

    12h15 - 13h30


    13h30 - 17h30

    Formulating and producing plastics

    Physical and chemical properties and degradation of plastics and

    Practical work: Solvents and plastics and identification of
    plastics: session to identify types of plastics using
    non-destructive and destructive tests

Day 2
March 13, 2012
9h15 - 12h45

    Evaluation day 1

    Film Ron Mueck: the making of art works

    Case studies: research into the conservation of art works

    12h45 - 14h00


    14h00 - 18h00

    Case studies: research into the conservation of art works

    Practical work: Adhering of plastics

Day 3
March 14, 2012
9h15 - 12h45

    Evaluation of day2 / Identification of plastics objects
    (brought in)
    Case studies: research into the conservation of art works
    12h45 - 13h45

    13h45 - 17h45

    Practical work: Cleaning of plastics and encapsulating rubber

    Case studies attendants

    Case studies for the plastics workshop

        The conservation of PP tapestries (Anna Lagana, 30 minutes)

        The conservation of a PVC balloon (Thea van Oosten (30

        The conservation/consolidation of PUR ether flexible foams
        (Thea van Oosten 1 hour)

        The conservation of PUR elastomer art works (Thea van Oosten
        and Anna Lagana 45 minutes)

        The conservation of transparent plastics (UP and PMMA) (Anna
        Lagana 30 minutes)

        The conservation of CA objects (Anna Lagana 30 minutes)

Practical Information:
Duration: 3 full-time days, March 12 to 14, 2012
Location: next to Paris

Institut national du patrimoine
(INP/National Institute of Cultural Heritage)
Department of restorers
150 avenue du President Wilson
33210 Saint-Denis La Plaine


Language of instruction: English, translation in French

Registration fee: Euro 795

Target group: open to conservators, restorers and scientists

Number of participants: up to 12

To apply please contact Anne Archenoul, in charge of organization of
Continuing education via e-mail: anne.archenoul<-at->inp<.>fr

Do not hesitate in contacting for any information regarding the
Workshop, transport or accommodation in Paris and Saint-Denis La

Anne Archenoul
In charge of organization of Continuing education
Institut National du Patrimoine
150 avenue du President Wilson
93210 Saint-Denis
+33 49.46 57 92
Fax: +33 49 46.57 01

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