Conservation in Australia. Proceedings of the ICCM National Conference, Canberra, May 1976


The purpose of the conference “Conservation in Australia” was to follow up the report of the National Seminar on the Conservation of Cultural Material held in Perth in 1973 and to concentrate on three main topics. 1. Development of conservation in Australia in terms of staffing, laboratory facilities and training. 2. The nature of deterioration of collections housed in museums, libraries, archives and art galleries with particular reference to the Australian scene. 3. Provision of standards for environmental control and storage design to reduce or eliminate the deterioration of collections. This is essentially the promotion of the “Preventive Conservation” policy. The proceedings contain 28 papers presented in these three areas of concern.

1976 ICCM National Conference
Paper author:
Walston, Sue