Art Study Center Seminar at Home: Plastics in the Collections


Friday, September 25, 2020, 11:00am to 12:00pm



Since we are unable to welcome you into the museums at this time, we are bringing our experts to you in an online series, Art Study Center Seminars at Home.

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.

Led by:

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

This virtual seminar will take place online via Zoom. Free admission, but registration is required. To register, please complete this online form.

Please check our Harvard Art Museums from Home page for a full list of online programs and a rich array of digital content on offer while the museums are closed.

Click here to register.