Plastics master class Amsterdam

Posted on Thu, 09/25/2008 - 11:24

Plastics are increasingly found in museum collections, for example in ethnographical and textile collections; where they were used to imitate precious materials like ivory and amber. Plastics are also found in modern art collections, collections of household goods and in collections of scientific equipment. There are guidelines for passive conservation only; active conservation still has to be developed.


The main subject of this course is to acquaint you with the current state of knowledge regarding identification, degradation and conservation of plastics as used in cultural heritage.



Thea van Oosten is conservation scientist at the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage / ICN. Her specialities are synthetic materials such as rubber, plastics and PVC, etc.


Target groups: Conservators, conservation scientists, restorers, and curators.

Location: netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage / ICN, Amsterdam.

Dates: 24, 25, 26, 27 September 2007 (4 days)

Participants: 10

Cost: € 695,-


ICN-international master classes 2007 Courses for conservators and curators - Sharing knowledge worldwide.


For information and to apply for participation, please contact:


Angeniet Boeve:



Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage / ICN

Gabriel Metsustraat 8

1071 EA  Amsterdam

The Netherlands

Tel: 00-31-(0)20-3054655

Fax: 00-31-(0)20-3054620


ICN international master classes are attended by curators and conservators from all over the world. Top teachers come to the ICN to give lectures and workshops about some of their work and experiences.

For a link to the website of the ICN: Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage / ICN