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Conserving plastics in paper-based collections

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posted on 24.09.2020 by Cancy Chu
Many cultural collections collect plastics, which are known to degrade over time. Currently, there are limited guidelines for the conservation of plastics in book and paper collections. My aim is to find approaches to slow the degradation of plastics in archives, libraries, and other paper-based collections.

This was an entry to the 2020 Visualise Your Thesis competition at the University of Melbourne.

Funding

Melbourne Research Scholarship | University of Melbourne

Research Training Program | Australian Government

LP 160100160 | Australian Research Council Linkage Project

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