It has to be a uniquely Australian experience to find oneself bush-bashing at midnight through subtropical rainforest with a single iPhone torch to light the way. That’s where 150-odd international (and a few local) delegates found themselves after a long but exquisite evening of wining and dining at the historic sandstone Athol Hall in Mosman.
In April, the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW) Australia hosted FRAME: Concept, History and Conservation, Symposium 2, marking the second symposium organised by the AICCM Gilded Objects Conservation (GOCSIG) and Conservation Framing Special Interest Groups on this topic. The symposium welcomed delegates from the USA, Australia including Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Queensland and the
Earlier this year I was lucky enough to attend the conference How and Why: Photograph Conservation Today. I was very generously supported to attend by the Association of Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (ADFAS) Patricia Robertson Fund, having been awarded the 2018 Mid-career Scholarship. This conference was hosted at New York Public Library for
Marie-Claire Petrowski As a student and graduate, it can be difficult to find spare time and funding to attend conferences locally, interstate or overseas. As a recent graduate of the Masters of Cultural Materials Conservation, I was extremely fortunate to be one of the recipients of a student bursary provided by AICCM and Archival Survival.
In September, some 18 Australian conservators took the 30+ hour trip to travel to Turin. The attraction? Beyond the beautiful hills of the Piedmont region, striking series of Piazza and Palazzo and incredible food and wine, they converged on the stunning historic city to attend the 5-day IIC Turin Congress Preventive Conservation: The State of
In November 2019, Transmitting Science held a weeklong course on Fluid Preservation Conservation in Sabadell, Spain. The course was taught by Dr. Simon Moore and John Simmons and covered a basic introduction into fluid preservation to more detailed presentations on preservation issues for fluid-preserved specimens. The course was attended by biologists, conservators and preparators, with
Held at Melbourne Museum, 20–23 November 2018, the AICCM Book and Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium brought together conservators from Australia and overseas to engage in talks and workshops about changes, challenges and innovations in conservation. This year marked the 10th symposium of the biennial event organised by the Book & Paper SIG and the Photon SIG.
Keeping up with new materials and modern printmaking processes is one of the big challenges in paper and photo conservation and I have always found it difficult to keep ‘digital’ printing methods straight—everything I learn tends to fall out of my head again. I was therefore very keen to take advantage of the Digital Print
In 2018 the annual Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) conference was held in Dunedin New Zealand/Aotearoa from 23 August till 31 August. This was the first time the conference was held in the southern hemisphere. The Conference was held in partnership with TDWG (Taxonomic Database Working Group or Biodiversity Information Standards).
Scientific Analysis of Paper and Photographic Materials WorkshopThe Palace Museum, Beijing22 October – 2 November 2018 Little did I know when I sent through my application for a place on the IIC-ITCC’s Workshop on the Scientific Analysis of Paper and Photographic Materials, that I would actually be lucky enough to be offered a spot! The