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Symposium on plastics

From: Ann N'Gadi <ngadia<-at->
Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2012
"The Age of Plastic:  Ingenuity + Responsibility"
Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium
Smithsonian American Art Museum
800 F Street NW
Washington, DC
June 7-8, 2012

The Smithsonian's Museum Conservation Institute (MCI) will convene
an interdisciplinary symposium on the topic of polymer composite
materials (aka PLASTIC) on June 7-8, 2012 in Washington DC.

We've studied the Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age, yet here we live
in the Age of Plastic.  The Smithsonian Institution is leveraging
its collections-arguably the world's greatest repository of plastic
material culture-to investigate the significance of plastic, its
influence in our lives, and how we document and preserve this
history.  Join us for a dynamic conversation of historians,
scientists, conservators, artists, and designers in which we explore
the material, cultural, and environmental phenomenon of the material
we call plastic.  In fewer than 200 years, it has transformed our
world such that we can't imagine life without it, have only begun to
consider the ingenuity of its discovery--and we aren't even sure we
want it.

All are welcome, but space is limited

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