UP CLOSE: Malignant Plastics

May 14, 2021

May 14, 2021




Events Description


Many historic objects were made using chemically unstable plastics like celluloid, PVC, and rubber. Less than ideal for long-term preservation in a museum!

How do we race against time to preserve objects made from these historical, deteriorating plastics? And how do we identify which types of plastics will degrade, and which are more chemically stable?

Join Alison Fleming, Objects Conservator, to look at the development of some early plastics, examine military objects that used these materials in ground-breaking ways, and learn how the museum extends the life of these aging objects for future generations.

Up Close virtual talks are free to attend. Reserve your spot.

Who is it for?

All ages


Tickets : Free

Free – reserve your spot online

How to get tickets?

Buy online



Date: Friday May 14, 2021 to Friday May 14, 2021

Friday, May 14, 2021 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Venue & Address

Online, 9810 103a Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta

Wheelchair accessible

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