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Thursday, 21 May 2015 11:28

Conservators at the Victoria & Albert Museum Attempt to Preserve Plastic Works of Art

An inflatable chair by Jonathan de Pas. An inflatable chair by Jonathan de Pas. Design Museum

There is a widespread assumption that plastic is among the hardiest of materials, but that is far from true, as conservators in museums and galleries know only too well.

The Victoria & Albert Museum is now collaborating with Imperial College and University College London to find ways of saving 20th-century works of art and design featuring plastics, including polyester and polyurethane.

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