Polymeric materials in art and design- Plastjoo

Polymeric materials in art and design: an Italian interdisciplinary experience
Cecilia Cecchini, Alice Hansen

The Plart Foundation is a private museum entirely dedicated to synthetic materials. The main objectives of the institution are the diffusion of the history and the contemporary culture of plastics, the promotion of a conscious use of plastics and the diffusion of conservation practices regarding plastic heritage. The Foundation exhibits one of the richest collections of historical plastics: more than 1800 artefacts comprising jewellery, toys, electrical appliances, furnishings, dating from the late 19th Century, up to contemporary design objects and artworks


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Thetraditional museum activities are accompanied by temporary exhibitions of contemporary designers and artists whose common denominator is the use of synthetic polymers; intense educational projects, where the chemistry of synthetic materials and the concept of eco-sustainability are explored by means of advanced multimedia technologies; scientific research activities on the preservation and conservation of the historical and contemporary collections

Keywords: Plart Foundation, thematic museums, plastics art, plastics design, conservation of plastics heritage, synthetic polymers, biopolymers


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Plart: an acronym for Plastics Art Research Technology

Plastjoo is an online store in the field of plastic and polymer in Iran. You can call 9821-91011945 to purchase, order or for more information