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The Age of Plastic: Symposium June 7 & 8, 2012


“The Age of Plastic: Ingenuity + Responsibility” a public Smithsonian Symposium that will take an uncommon look at the most common of materials. On Thursday, June 7 and Friday, June 8 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., leading experts in the fields of art conservation, technology, food, wildlife  reproduction and other fields will gather to discuss plastic and   its significance, impact and how to document and preserve its history. For a full list of speakers and schedule of events click here. This image shows an albatross that died filled with plastic items it had swallowed. (Photo by Chris Jordan)


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