Symposium: Making Connections—interdisciplinary insights around a rare Javanese musical instrument

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Symposium: Making Connections—interdisciplinary insights around a rare Javanese musical instrument

Upcoming symposium, performances and workshops Making Connections-interdisciplinary insights around a rare Javanese musical instrument 6th-12th February 2018  The Making Connections programme explores the cultural significance of a rare bamboo instrument, "bundengan", through the lens of performance, cultural materials conservation, ethnomusicology, and acoustics engineering. The symposium on Thursday 8th of February is followed by the launch

Symposium: Making Connections—interdisciplinary insights around a rare Javanese musical instrument2019-10-30T16:19:00+11:00

Urgent Integrated Pest Management issue concerning rodent bait

  There is a lot of discussion about integrated pest management within the industry and often things are put in place and set and left. Obviously for most collections there are numerous pests, mice, rats, carpet beetle case moth and webbing moth. Problematically when dealing with rodent bait we may be inviting carpet beetle. Endangered

Urgent Integrated Pest Management issue concerning rodent bait2019-10-30T16:24:04+11:00

Minor Thesis and PhD presentation time again!

It's that time of year when conservation students make their big debut and we hear all about their exciting research. If you like the latest conservation news, come and spend an hour, a day or all three days listening to what's new. The Alexander Copland Award for the best minor thesis will also be announced. The program

Minor Thesis and PhD presentation time again!2019-10-30T16:24:16+11:00

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

The conservation of a Frances Hodgkins’ oil painting2019-10-30T16:24:26+11:00

Ochre, Spinifex & Foil

A new exhibition curated by Gina Levenspiel opened this week at the Tin Sheds Gallery at Sydney University.  Interrogating three materials, Ochre Spinifex & Foilpresents new pathways in Australian design knowledge arising from the 2-way exchange of Indigenous and non-Indigenous science. Themes include the ethical exchange of scientific and cultural knowledge; the legal place and protection

Ochre, Spinifex & Foil2019-10-30T16:24:28+11:00

Enhancing Conservation Experience and Sustaining Conservation Endeavors – using public programmes as leverage to build up an audience for conservation

The AICCM has many members outside the shores of Australia. The editors have undertaken to reach out to these members to find out a bit more about their work, their challenges and their needs. We have initially looked to our near neighbours to the north as we feel members may not know much about what

Enhancing Conservation Experience and Sustaining Conservation Endeavors – using public programmes as leverage to build up an audience for conservation2019-10-30T16:24:39+11:00

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. David Hallam, senior conservator at the National Museum of Australia, discussed the scientific analysis of the Leichhardt plate as part of the Ludwig Leichhardt series held on 15 June 2007. Read the transcript or download the audio of David's

Corrosion analysis of the Leichhardt nameplate2019-10-30T16:25:26+11:00

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. Most often used on paper or parchment (a writing material made from animal skin), it was indelible compared to earlier inks such as carbon, bistre and sepia. Its use ranged from

Queen Victoria’s ink2019-10-30T16:25:26+11:00
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