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By Yvonne Shashoua

ISBN-10: 0080878784

ISBN-13: 9780080878782

ISBN-10: 0750664959

ISBN-13: 9780750664950

Plastic items are integrated greater than ever in museums and galleries collections nowadays, yet this stuff can begin to become worse once they a quite a few years outdated. during this e-book Yvonne Shashoua offers the fundamental wisdom had to hold plastic items within the absolute best so they can stay loved for plenty of years.The old improvement of plastics, in addition to the know-how, their actual and chemical homes, identity, degradation and conservation are all in actual fact and concisely lined inside this unmarried quantity, making it a useful reference for the expanding variety of conservators and curators which are encountering plastics of their each day work.* provides quite a lot of professional details on plastics in an available type* makes use of case experiences to demonstrate the most typical varieties of degradation and applicable remedies* in accordance with the authors two decades of expertise within the polymer and conservation

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The relevance of the historical development of plastics to conservation professionals is largely as a tool to date or help identify the types of materials or technologies represented in collections. Conservators and historians are also interested in the reasons and background to the development of plastics. A brief history of the development of plastics is presented in this chapter. More detailed information may be obtained from publications and the website of the Plastics Historical Society (Plastics Historical Society, 2006; Mossman, 1997).

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Chemical principles of textile conservation. Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford. van Oosten, T. (1999). Here Today, Gone Tomorrow? Problems with plastics in contemporary art. In Postprints of Modern Art: Who Cares? Amsterdam (U. Hummelen and D. Sillé, eds) pp. 158–163, The Foundation for the Conservation of Modern Art and the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage. , Waentig, F. (eds). (2002). Plastics in Art, History, Technology, Preservation. Kölner Beiträge zur Restaurierinung und Konservierung von Kunst- und Kulturgut Band 15.

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