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Workshop on plastics

From: Sharon Welton <director<-at->
Date: Thursday, August 2, 2012
Workshop

"Care of Plastic Artifacts"
The Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies
September 27-29, 2012

The tuition is $860 and includes lodging and most meals. Partial
scholarships may be available.  The workshop is being taught Julia
Fenn, Objects Conservator at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto. This
intense three day course offers the most recent developments for
preserving plastic artifacts which are part of museum collections.
The focus will be on recognizing aggressive plastics such as
ebonite, developing strategies for protecting vulnerable collections
against corrosive plastics and increasing the displayable life of
inherently unstable plastics while safely managing those which are
already degrading.  Afternoon laboratories will provide practice in
simple, non-destructive methods for identifying potentially acidic,
flammable or toxic plastics as well as suitable polymers for
storage.  For more information or to register for the class go to
www.campbellcenter.org, or email Sharon Welton
<director<-at->campbellcenter<.>org>

Sharon Welton
Executive Director
Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies
Mount Carroll, IL
815-244-1173


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