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  • No Môr Plastic: Museum conservation practise supporting youth led museum environmental activism
    Carter, J.
    Journal of Natural Science Collections, Volume 11, pages 108 - 120

    Plastic pollution has long been a serious environmental issue, but it is only in recent years we have begun to see a rapid rise in public awareness of the environmental challenges of such pollution. Museums can play a key role in raising awareness of such issues by utilising our collections, spaces, and expertise in novel and creative ways to highlight such environ-mental issues. In this paper it is shown how static gallery spaces can be utilised in a creative and interventive way by a youth engagement project via their close working with museum conservators and technical staff.

    Keywords: Plastic pollution, conservation, exhibitions, engagement