Welcome to the Plastics Heritage Congress 2022
KARIM RASHID (Il Cairo, Egitto, 1960), Dante e Beatrice, 2010 | stampa sublimata su Stone / sublimation printing on Stone | piano intermedio / mezzanine
Naples | Italy
17 | 19 October 2022
Under the aegis of the Plastics Heritage European Association (PHEA), the Plart Museum in Naples (Italy) will host the sixth edition of the Plastics Heritage Congress (PHC) from the 17th to the 19th October 2022.
The PHC aims to encourage proposals for oral and poster presentation that contribute to a deeper understanding of the cultural significance of historic polymeric materials in their different representations and applications in society.
“The conservation of industrial design”
Following the conference, the PHC School “The conservation of industrial design” – dedicated to students and young researchers – will touch the issues related to the protection of industrially manufactured products, largely produced thanks to plastic materials, which represent the most recent experience of human society.
At the end of the School, the Workshop: “Restoration and cataloguing of synthetic artefacts” will be held by the conservators of the Plart Museum.
Historic polymeric materials (HIPOMS) comprise:
- The large group of natural polymeric materials (amber, birch pitch, bitumen, natural rubber, gutta-percha, shaped protein materials, natural fibers, natural lacquers and varnishes, vegetable and animal glues, linoleum, shellac etc.).
- Chemically modified biopolymers like cellulose nitrate, cellulose acetate and casein-formaldehyde masses.
- Historic synthetic polymeric material like phenolics, urea and other early thermosets, thermoplastics, elastomers, fibers, lacquers, glues etc.