This one day course is designed for those without a background in the conservation and collection care of plastic objects in museum collections. The course will provide an introduction to plastic materials, outline a range of practical plastic identification techniques, and provide practical advice as to the storage, cleaning and labelling of historic plastic objects.
- Learn about plastic as a material and basic identification techniques.
- Have a better understanding of how plastics degrade and how this can be identified.
- Learn preventive conservation methods for dealing with problematic plastics.
Please note: by signing up to an MDEM event you agree to meet our terms and conditions of training. These include letting us know if you can’t attend and paying a £25 cancellation fee if you cancel with less than 24 hours’ notice, you can find out more information here: http://bit.ly/2D53lKA
Teas and coffees will be provided throughout the day. Delegates are asked to make their own lunch arrangements by either bringing a packed lunch, purchasing it from the on-site café or one of the many local shops.