Training and Events
Caring for Plastic collections
Tuesday 20th June 2017
Location: Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, South Downs National Park, Houghton Bridge, Station Rd, Amberley, Arundel BN18 9LT
This one day course will provide an introduction to plastic materials, outline a range of practical plastic identification techniques, and provide practical advice on the storage, cleaning and labelling of historic plastic objects. Training materials will be provided.
Who is it suitable for: Staff and volunteers who have plastics in thier collections and want to know how best to care for them.
Aims and objectives: Lead by Collections Care Conservator, Abby Moore, from the Museum of London, participants will:
- 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