An Interdisciplinary Project on the History of Plastics in Portugal

Maria Elvira Callapez


This work aims to investigate aspects of the history of plastics in Portugal and document how these materials are related to social, economic, cultural, artistic, industrial, energetic and environmental trends, in order to better understand the contemporary material world, by establishing a national plastics museum collection.


Plastics history, materials history, material culture, conservation, preservation, plastics, entrepreneurship, museum of plastics, Portugal

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