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Plastics in Collections

25 May 2017
10:30 16:30


Other Training Event

Study Mode


£195 / £175 concessions


Plastics are widely found in museums but how do we identify them and ensure that we deal with any possible ticking time bombs?  This workshop introduces the different types of plastics and highlights those at most risk in collections.

Identification without analysis is approached by charting the history and technological development of plastics, also their style and production methods. Attendees will become familiar with the sensory properties of different plastics such as appearance, smell, and feel.  A wide variety of objects made from different types of plastics will allow participants to practice methods of discriminating between various materials.


Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road
South Kensington

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Book online via the 'Website' link above or call 020 7942 2211.

For further information about our programmes please call +44 (0)20 7942 2195 or email m.balluck@vam.ac.uk to find out more.

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