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The Plastics Collection at the Syracuse University Library, founded in 2008, is the largest university-based resource on the history of plastics. The purpose of the Plastics Collection is to serve as a research and programming center to advance the study and understanding of plastics in modern society, including its role in chemistry, technology, industry, marketing, health, art, design, and other fields.
Connecting to Collections Webinar. More and more, the collections in our institutions are featuring elements of plastic. Varying and temperamental, this material requires special care and storage. Christine Frohnert, Conservator of Contemporary Art, Modern Materials and Media, and Odile Madden, Research Scientist, Museum Conservation Institute, Smithsonian Institution.