Since the early 20th century, plastic has been a popular material for many artists due to its ability to be transformed—bent, shaped, molded, stretched. However, when works made with plastic enter a museum collection, they bring numerous challenges. Join conservation scientist Georgina Rayner and conservator Susan Costello to learn more about the materials, condition and treatment issues, and the demands this material poses for storage and display.
Susan Costello, Associate Conservator of Objects and Sculpture, Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies
Georgina Rayner, Associate Conservation Scientist, Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies