Under the aegis of the international association PHEA (Plastics Heritage European Association), the PLART Foundation of Naples - together with the School of Restoration of the Fine Arts Academy of Naples - will host the PLASTICS HERITAGE CONGRESS 2022, sixth edition of the international conference on the themes of conservation and history of cultural heritage in plastic. An innovative and interdisciplinary subject, strongly oriented towards experimentation and the creation of new ideological and technological solutions that are internationally shared.
The conference will deal with the historical, artistic, conservational, technological, socio-economic and environmental aspects of our contemporary heritage, focusing on the material that has revolutionized the history of technology in modern times: plastic, a material that is radically widespread in all application fields of human society, subject of strong environmental controversies, but extremely fragile from a conservative point of view.
Therefore, the protagonists of the debate will be the countless semi-synthetic and synthetic polymeric materials that have led to the creation of works of art, design and architecture and that have allowed the creation of an almost infinite number of products in the sectors of fashion, science, music and industrial design in general, which today represent our material culture. The successful preservation of this material heritage will result in the handing-down-to-posterity of the cultural and artistic values of the human doings in our present society.
The conference will be held in English and will be hosted at the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples, in close contact with the students of the “conservation of the contemporary” courses of the Restoration School.