No material is too modern!
The Icon Modern Materials Network organised "Challenges of the Modern Object" - a one-day symposium on the 17 October 2019 at the Science Museum, London (Dana Research Centre and Library).
The day aimed to bring together conservation and non-conservation professionals with an interest in the preservation of modern materials such polymeric materials (plastics), modern metal alloys, carbon fibre, modern production techniques (e.g. 3D printing) and modern objects that have intrinsic challenges, like batteries and modern technology. Research or treatment in progress and perceived ‘failures’ into materials from the 20th and 21st century fuelled ongoing discussions throughout the day and beyond – no material is too modern!