Plastics Subject Specialist Network

The Plastics SSN is an Arts Council England recognised Subject Specialist Network.


It aims to develop and share expertise in the history, development, care and interpretation of plastics within and beyond the museum community, in order to enhance understanding of and engage varied audiences with the key role played by plastics in modern society.

In particular members wish to:

  • Encourage research into plastics,  facilitating and disseminating dialogue and debate on research methodologies in relation to plastics.
  • Increase use of plastics collections with an emphasis on learning and teaching.
  • Reach new audiences for plastics collections.
  • Collaborate on out-come based projects.
  • Learn from and involve the plastics and design industries in plastics’ collections.
This SSN entry was last updated on 28/05/2019. Information incorrect or out-of-date?