KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Chair: Alice Hansen
Suzan de Groot
Silvia Garcia Fernandez-Villa
Maria Joao Melo
Brenda Keneghan
Heinz Stahlhut
Elisa Storace

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Chair: Jake Kaner
Louise Dennis
Susana França de Sá
Silvia Garcia Fernandez-Villa
Elena Helerea
Eva Menart
Susanne Rehn-Taube
Elisa Storace
Elena Zaitseva-Baum

HONORARY COMMITTEE

Chair: Giovanna Cassese
Barbara Balbi
Luigi Campanella
Maria Pia Incutti
Renato Lori
Rosita Marchese
Luigi Nicolais
Stefan Poser
Giovanna Russo Krauss
Angela Tecce
Richard Thommeret

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

Chair: Günter Lattermann
Arnaud Bozzini
Katherine Curran
Suzanne de Groot
Julio del Hoyo
Ruth Keller
Susan Lambert
Susan Mossman
Marisa Pamplona-Bartsch

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Chair: Alice Hansen
Laura Del Prete
Pina Di Pasqua
Anna Petrazzuolo
Antonella Russo
Clelia Santoro

CONFERENCE STAFF

Viola Bogarelli
Beatrice Favali
Ileana Longobardi
Cristiana Piazza
Claudia Sensini
Angelica Zeilante
Lucilla Ponticello
Antonio Pugliese
Web Design Sebastian Comelli
Public Relations Luigi Porcelli
Guided Tours Teresa Peluso
Press Desire Klein
Photography Angelo Marra
Technical assistants Nunzio Tarallo, Davide Stella

The International Association PHEA (Plastics Heritage European Association) was founded in 2018. It is a network of European institutions involved in the study of plastics heritage in all its aspects and history, such as university departments, public museum collections, corporate museums, etc.

The Association’s main objectives are:

  • organising research activities of historical artifacts made of semi-natural and synthetic polymeric materials
  • communicating and disseminating the research activities of the PHEA members 
  • encouraging the cooperation between members, e.g. through the exchange of students and researchers for short term research projects
  • applying for European funding for Plastics heritage research
  • organising the Plastics Heritage Congress every two years
  • encouraging the publication of the results in the e-plastory journal. International Journal of Plastics History

Founded in 2008, the Plart Foundation is a museum institution that aims at disseminating the culture of plastic and design by highlighting the new scenarios defined by the “material of wonders” and supporting the research of artists and designers whose goal is creating more environmentally sustainable polymers.

The Plart Museum has been recognised as a Museum of public Interest by the Campania Region. It is also part of the “rete dei Giacimenti del Design Italiano” (Italian Design Reservoir network) established by the Triennale of Milan – Museo del Design (Museum of Design), and is one of the “Luoghi del Contemporaneo” (Places of the Contemporary), a project promoted by the Direzione Generale Creatività Contemporanea del MiC Ministero della Cultura (Directorate General of Contemporary Creativity of the MiC Ministry of Culture), for the mapping and promotion of the localities of contemporary art in Italy. In 2021, the Plart Foundation was recognised as an Institution of High Culture of the Campania Region.

Over the years, the Plart has promoted cultural and exhibit activities that investigate the world of the arts beyond pre-defined disciplinary barriers. 

In the field of preservation, the Plart carries out research activities aimed at developing innovative methods for the restoration of the plastic materials that constitute its varied collection.