Thursday, 24 March 2022 09:15 until Thursday, 24 March 2022 12:15


Zoom webinar
An introduction to plastics in collections with Brenda Keneghan (Part 1 of 2)

An introduction to plastics in collections with Brenda Keneghan (Part 1 of 2)

An introduction to plastics in collections with Brenda Keneghan (Part 1 of 2)

ICRI is pleased to offer an online webinar with Brenda Keneghan, conservation consultant and trainer in modern materials.

This will take place on March 24th from 09:15 until c 12:15 via ZOOM. NOTE: This session will be followed by a practical in person workshop during the second quarter of the year which will be advertised separately.

This course will introduce participants to the history and development of plastics and where they may be commonly found in collections. Participants will be made aware of the wide variety of plastic materials and their different stability issues.

The course is aimed at anyone with an interest in plastics in the context of museum and gallery collections. It is suitable for recent graduates and more experienced professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge of plastics. This will include anyone involved in collections management curators, conservators, gallery assistants. Attendees will learn about the historical development of plastics, where they occur in collections and have an awareness of their varying instability.

Brenda Keneghan retired from the Victoria and Albert Museum where she was the specialist in plastics in the conservation Department for 27 years. She has undertaken many surveys of plastics in collections both in the V&A and advised other collections such as English Heritage and the National Trust.  Brenda is currently a part time tutor at West Dean College. She is a committee member of the Plastics Historical Society and is editor of their journal Plastiquarian.

This session is free to ICRI members and open to non members for a fee of €10.00. Participants must register to join and places are limited to 12.  To register, please send an email to the ICRI membership secretary at by March 21st.

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