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An informal monthly lecture series
to be held the 3rd Tuesday of every month
at Traffic Jam & Snug in Detroit
An evening of libations, edible delights and science inquiry
What Happened to my Barbie Doll?
Understanding how Plastics Age in Museum Collections
Clara Deck, Senior Conservator
The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI
This is the Age of Plastics and museums have been collecting modern materials for a long time. It is a Museum Conservator’s job to understand material deterioration and what can be done to preserve objects. Conservators rely on the long-term stability of many polymers for storage containers and adhesives. But what about “malignant plastics”? Learn about a few inherently unstable historical polymers that are causing nightmares for museums with modern collections.
Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 at 7 PM
There is no admission charge, and free parking is available.
Feel free to join us before the talk at 6:00 PM for a dutch-treat dinner.
Traffic Jam & Snug
511 West Canfield Street, Detroit, MI 48201
The Traffic Jam and Snug, established 1965, is known for their in-house bakery, microbrewery, dairy, and made-from-scratch dishes.
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