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Quarterly Meeting

  • 12 Sep 2019
  • 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Kelvin Smith Library - Case Western Reserve University, 11055 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106

The OPC Quarterly Membership Meeting will take place from 10:30 - 12:00 pm with a lunch break from 12:00-1:00pm. In the afternoon we are pleased to be joined by Julie Reilly, Executive Director; and Claire Curran, Assistant Objects Conservator, ICA-Art Conservation for a talk on the care of plastics.

Kelvin Smith Library - Case Western Reserve University
11055 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106
2nd floor in the Dampeer Room down the hall from Special Collections 

Please note Case Western's ID policy for entry to the library:

If you plan to stay for the talk please take the time to register: 

Care of Plastics in Collections

This talk will give an overview on plastics found in museums and libraries. Topics will include history, types of plastics, properties, degradation, identification, and preventive conservation. A more informal discussion will follow, in which different types of plastics will be shown and discussed, and attendees will be encouraged to ask questions.

Presenters: Julie Reilly, Executive Director; and Claire Curran, Assistant Objects Conservator, ICA-Art Conservation

Meeting Schedule:

10:30-12pm – OPC business meeting

12:00-1:00pm – Lunch at the Cleveland Museum of Art

1:00-3:00pm – Workshop on the care and preservation of plastics, with conservators Claire Curran and Julie Reilly from ICA Cleveland


Come for the quarterly meeting and stay for the Print Fair!

September 13th the 35th Annual Fine Print Fair opens to the public.


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