You might have seen a post I put on our Facebook page last month regarding the conservation of plastics. While we are on a mission to ban plastics, there are some who are on a mission to save plastics as custodians worldwide battle to save our history. Plastics are proving to be a big challenge as the material begins to degrade. One of the most famous – an item that has historic value for the whole world – is Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit. Made of 21 layers of various plastics, the spacesuit was taken off display in 2006 to help slow degradation. Galleries of modern art are also facing the problem. Another part of our history under threat is correspondence. If, for example, Einstein and Du Bois had written to each other via email, would we ever have been able to read the thought-provoking letters between the sociologist and the scientist? Electronic communication is not saved and stored as letters once were. Not only that, but many electronic communications that have been stored, are not in formats that can still be read or on machines that can read them, for most people anyway. There is so much to be gained with new technologies, but also there are great and human parts of us that are in danger of being lost.