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The '1848' date stamp on the Leichhardt nameplate. Photo: Dragi Markovic.

Corrosion analysis of the Leichhardt nameplate

The Leichhardt nameplate is the only known artefact from Ludwig Leichhardt’s lost 1848 Australian expedition with a corroborated provenance.
This close-up of the document shows the fading of Queen Victoria’s signature in the top left corner.

This close-up of the document shows the fading of Queen Victoria’s signature in the top left corner.

Queen Victoria's ink

From the late Middle Ages until the early twentieth century, iron gall ink was the favoured writing and drawing ink in the western world.
Ian Batterham

The retiring type: farewell, Ian Batterham

Ian started at the Commonwealth Archives Office in 1980, fresh out of the Canberra College of Advanced Education. He retires after 35 years.

Reconstruction of cloth case bindings

A Conservation split board re-backing workshop was held at our premises in Lawson for the NSW Guild of Craft Bookbinders, assisted by Jill Gurney.

Conservators awarded for QLD flood efforts

Lydia Egunnike and Christine Ianna have been recognised as Queensland Disaster Heroes at a recent ceremony in Brisbane. Lydia was honoured for her work to help restore items from the flood damaged collection of Ipswich photographer and photographic historian Sandy Barrie. Christine was recognised...
Close-up of a painting being cleaned using a swab

What kind of conservator do I need?

Conservators think about things in terms of the material from which they are made. Read about how to choose the right conservator for your object.

Using archival quality materials for safe storage and display

For safe long term storage and display of cultural objects and collections, its really important to use the right materials. The National Archives of Australia provides some great resources to help you choose the best products....

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