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What Happened to my Barbie Doll? Understanding how Plastics Age in Museum Collections/ Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 at 7 PM


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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

June's Topic:
What Happened to my Barbie Doll?
Understanding how Plastics Age in Museum Collections

Presented by:
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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