Blood antiquities and the role of the Conservator

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Blood antiquities and the role of the Conservator

Objects of great historical, cultural and financial value are being looted from sites of conflict and sold to finance wars and regional conflicts. These so-called 'blood antiquities' are being sold in the great centres of antiquities trading in Europe and around the world, but are they making it as far as Australia? And what ethical

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The conservation of a Frances Hodgkins’ oil painting

Frances Hodgkins is one of New Zealand's most influential artists. At the centre of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki’s new exhibition, Frances Hodgkins: Forgotten Still Life, is a painting which was last shown in 1959 and has undergone intensive conservation treatment at Auckland Art Gallery.   Still Life: Anemones and Hyacinths, c1925, is a

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What kind of conservator do I need?

  Conservators like to think about things in terms of the material from which they are made. The AICCM's directory of Professional Members allows you to search initially by five main specialties. We've included a list of different types of objects you might own under each heading below, so you can see what kind of conservator

What kind of conservator do I need?2019-10-30T16:25:35+11:00

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. Choosing the right paper: This page explains the differences between papers and the impacts the wrong papers may have on

Using archival quality materials for safe storage and display2019-10-30T16:25:35+11:00
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