Hear fascinating short talks on the incredible work conservators are undertaking, often ‘behind the scenes,’ to protect and preserve Victoria’s heritage. The event was facilitated by the President of AICCM’s Victorian Branch, Elizabeth McCartney.

Extra-terrestrial conservation: Conserving Victoria’s state meteorite collection Danielle Measday is the Conservator of Natural Sciences at Museums Victoria (MV), and Producer of the science storytelling event, Laborastory. She will discuss a preventive conservation project recently conducted with MV’s meteorite collection, to place all Iron and Stony- Iron Meteorites into specialised oxygen free storage. This aims to arrest chemical deterioration of the meteorites and preserve their significant scientific value as a unique source of information about the formation and history of our solar system.