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Q&A with Jonathan Kemp

Elizabeth Gralton interviews the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation new academic staff member, Dr. Jonathan Kemp. What originally motivated you to become a conservator?

Update from The Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation

It is the time of the year when a few moments arise to think back over 2018 as the new year begins. Like always, 2018 at the Grimwade Centre was busy with the appointment of new staff, subjects and graduating professionals in December.

Minor Thesis Projects—University of Melbourne

On the 24th and 25th of October, second year students of the Masters of Cultural Material Conservation gave presentations on their minor thesis research. The projects were diverse and thoroughly interesting.

SC@M 2019 round-up

In 2018, SC@M upped the ante to provide students with new workshops, excursions, a mentorship program, and of course the all-important biscuits for the tearoom.

SC@M student update

Now showing in the GPG Project Spaces (George Paton Gallery), student-led exhibition Second Life: Conserving Experience examines the importance of preserving everyday things. Photographs, toys, teacups, paintings, games, posters and other personally significant items are material evidence of...

Warmun sunset, 2017, photo by Zora Sanders

News from the Grimwade Centre

The Grimwade Centre conducted its Ngarranggarni: Gija Art and Country subject at Warmun Community in the Kimberley region of Western Australia in June, coinciding with the Warmun Art Centre’s twenty-year anniversary.

Alexander Copland Award winner, Lois Waters, at work.

University of Melbourne Arts Faculty Awards

In May, the University of Melbourne held their Arts Faculty Awards. It was a great night for conservation with several outstanding students receiving awards.

What are those conservation students doing now? — Update from the Student Conservators @ Melbourne

We’re glad you’ve asked. Student Conservators at Melbourne (SC@M) have just launched a new conservation website to connect with the conservation community and to promote our skills internationally.
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

Conservation mentors wanted!

Student Conservators @ Melbourne are excited to announce the establishment of the Conservation Mentoring Program.