Connecting to Collections Care: Free Webinar

Looking at Plastics: An Introduction to Caring for Plastics with Mary Coughlin

November 27, 2018, 2:00 – 3:30 EST

For more information and to sign up for this FREE webinar: https://www.connectingtocollections.org/caring-for-plastics/

Plastics are everywhere – they are an inescapable part of our lives both at home and in our collections. Plastics present a deceptive promise of permanence yet we know from experience that their preservation is not an easy task.

We may be able to identify something broadly as “plastic,” however, not all plastics are the same. Do you know which plastics are in your collections? Do you know how to identify different plastics? Do you know how to handle and store plastics? Which plastics are most at risk for deterioration? Which ones have the capacity to negatively affect nearby materials? The goal of this webinar it to help you more fully understand plastics so that you can make a preservation strategy based on the recognition of risks inherent in some plastics and the threat they can pose to other materials. Learn how to monitor and mitigate problems that may arise from the deterioration of plastics in your collection.

About Connecting to Collections Care

The Connecting to Collections Care Online Community helps smaller cultural institutions to provide well-informed care for their valuable collections. All content in the C2C Care Community, with the exception of special courses, is provided for FREE. This service is a program of the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works and is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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