Training and Events

Opportunities and training with a small coloured logo in the title, are those that have been organised, funded and facilitated by the South East Museum Development Programme.

Caring for Plastic collections

Wednesday 25th October 2017

Location: Commissioner’s House, Chatham Historic Dockyard 

Time: 10:30-16:00 (arrival from 10:00)

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 

Lunch will be provided.

To book into this course please follow this link.

Any questions, please contact Emily Nisbet-Hawkins