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The Magic Bullet is Titanium Orange

The Compensation for Loss in the Conservation of Photographic Materials workshop was held by the Foundation for the American Institute of Conservation at (the pilgrimage of choice for any photograph conservator) the George Eastman Museum, Rochester NY, April 2018.

From fabrication to conservation: Unlocking cultural and industrial heritage collections at the Perth Mint

Claire Rowson, as a numismatic engraver at the Perth Mint, explores many aspects of numismatic creation and conservation in her role. The main topic of her address at the WA Shipwrecks Museum on November 30 was die-making innovation and the consequences of this.

Report from the IIC-Palace Museum 2017 Hong Kong Symposium

From the 24th to the 26th of November 2017, I had the exciting opportunity to attend the IIC-Palace Museum 2017 Hong Kong Symposium, held in the Chiang Chen Studio Theatre at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom Kowloon. The theme for this symposium was “Unroll and unfold.

Course Review: Inpainting and Loss Compensation on Paper

From 18th to 20th December 2017 I attended a workshop in Barcelona on loss compensation and retouching. The workshop was aimed at paper conservators working in private practice and was mostly hands on.
Grimwade Centre in action, image courtesy Student Conservators @ Melbourne, 2016

Activity at the Grimwade Centre, the University of Melbourne

  Sustainable conservation: a pilot program for regional NSW and emerging conservators, AICCM and Bathurst Regional Council

Gels in Conservation conference review

The recent Gels in Conservation conference, held at the Emmanuel Centre in London from the 16th – 18th October, was a rich source of information for the conservator.

Report on Twentieth Century Colour Photographs: Contemporary Practice, Identification and Preservation

In early August, I escaped the Canberra winter and headed for sunny Los Angeles to attend a 5 day course at the Getty Villa on colour photography. I have done similar training in the past, but thought it was time for a refresher, and was lucky enough to be offered a place.

ICOM-CC 18 Triennial Review

The 18TH ICOM-CC Triennial conference was held in September this year, in the picturesque city of Copenhagen.