PLASTICS IN ART AND FOR ART
POLYMERS AS BASIC AND RESTORATION MATERIALS FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE
COURSES 2017/2018

Who are they addressed to?
Restorers
Students of Conservation of Cultural Heritage, Heritage Science, Restoration Technologies, Restoration, Design
Foundations, museums, galleries
Private collectors

Teachers.
The courses will be held by experts, teachers and researchers working at national and international level.

Didactic offer.

·      Synthetic polymer technology. Plastics forming processes (extrusion, injection molding, compression molding, thermoforming, etc.).
·      Molecular and structural polymer characterization techniques.
·      Physical, chemical and biological aging of polymeric materials and plastics.
·      Diagnostic methods for the study on degradation of plastic artifacts.
·      Different synthetic polymers.
·      Plastics used in art and restoration.
·      Degradation of plastics.
·      Preventive conservation.
·      Handling. Exhibition and storage.
·      Acrylic paint.
·      Synthetic fibers.
·      Biopolymers.
·      Guidelines for the conservation of contemporary heritage.
·      Conservation of public art in Naples.
·      Polymers used in restoration (paints, protectives, consolidators, adhesives, sealants, etc.). Background. Natural, semi-synthetic and synthetic polymers (acrylic, epoxy, polyurethane, vinyl silicone, alkyd resins, etc.). Analytical techniques for the evaluation of treatments.
·      Design conservation issues.
·      Cataloging objects in design.
·      Interview with designers as a preventive conservation tool, new design materials.
·      Restoration of plastics: bibliography and state of the art of research.

“The conservation of the Plart collection" practical-theoretical workshop
by the Department of Conservation and Research of the Plart Foundation

How to apply for individual courses:

2017/2018 courses do not follow a schedule, so their activation must be requested.
It is possible to modify the course program according to specific needs.
The duration of the courses is variable.
The courses can be held at the Plart Foundation or at a different venue, in Italy or abroad.
For organizational matters, it is necessary to request the activation of the courses at least two months prior to the date of the course.

More info:

At the end of each course you will be given the teaching material in digital format and a certificate of attendance.

For information and quotes please contact:
Dr. Alice Hansen
Dept. of Conservation and Research
corso.plart.plastica@gmail.com