Date(s) - 03/25/2020
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Bird Library, Room 114



Anna Laganà from The Getty Conservation Institute will be speaking on “The Conservation of Plastics in Museum Collections: a challenging path.” 

Since their introduction at the beginning of the twentieth century, plastics have been extensively used to make an infinite variety of objects. It is not surprising to find plastics everywhere in our daily life, including our museum collections, where they form a significant part of our cultural heritage. Unfortunately, these materials were not designed to last forever and are challenging to preserve. This lecture will introduce issues and challenges that plastics pose when located in such collections and will discuss current approaches for their conservation through the presentation of research findings and case studies.

Funded through the Brodsky Series for the Advancement of Library Conservation, an endowed series through a generous gift by William J. (’65, G’68) and Joan (’67, G’68) Brodsky.

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be available for the lecture. For more information, or if you need an accommodation in order to fully participate in these events, please contact Julia Chambers at by March 18.

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