A need for further researches

Preserving plastic objects of art and culture for future generations requires optimized merging of preventive and remedial conservation measures, and may involve restoration in some cases.

The POPART project has responded to research needs for the investigation and conservation of plastic artefacts. Yet, much more will have to be done. Hopefully, the collaborations and sharings of knowledge renewed or developed within POPART will continue and extend in the future. There will be a continued need indeed to refine analytical methods for the characterization of the material and of its ageing and degradation; to study conservation processes; to document artist’s working methods; and to generalize condition surveys.