2007 AICCM National Conference, Brisbane

The 2007 AICCM National Conference was held in Brisbane, October 17-19. The theme of the conference was ‘Collaborations and Connections’. 
The Organising Committee consisted of Liz Wild, Anne Carter, Lydia Egunnike, Belinda Gourley, Christine Ianna, Michael Marendy, Carolyn O’Rorke, Gillian Osmond, Amanda Pagliarino and Samantha Shellard.
The Symposium Preprints were edited by Amanda Pagliarino and Gillian Osmond. 
Presentation abstracts are available below.
To purchase a hard copy of the Preprints, please go to our Bookstore.
 

Creation of a collection facility and relocation of the Western Australian Museum's collections

Paper Author:

MacLeod, Ian D

Year:

2007
Contemporary Collections: Preprints from the AICCM National Conference 17th g 19th October 2007 Brisbane pp. 5-11 Abstract Risks associated with fire hazards of thousands of litres of ethanol preserved specimens and the incipient hazard of asbestos in the main collection and curatorial building of the Western Australian Museum demanded attention. The building was closed to […]

Environmental parameters for long-term collection preservation at the AWM

Paper Author:

Reeve, Barbara; Fitzgerald, Dave; Kennedy, Laura

Year:

2007
Contemporary Collections: Preprints from the AICCM National Conference 17th g 19th October 2007 Brisbane pp. 180 Abstract The issue of environmental parameters for long-term collection preservation has arisen at the Australian War Memorial (AWM), and was flagged also at the Sustainable Buildings symposium in Sydney. The bottom line is that the environmental parameters which most […]

Documentation of installation artworks at QAG|GoMA

Paper Author:

Wild, Liz; Pagliarino, Amanda

Year:

2007
Contemporary Collections: Preprints from the AICCM National Conference 17th g 19th October 2007 Brisbane pp. 12-24 Abstract While documentation is often considered to be one of the more mundane duties of the conservator, it is an important practice because it forms the foundation upon which decisions relating to the conservation of artworks and artefacts are […]

Set in Concrete? Conservation of Howard Taylor's 'The Black Stump'

Paper Author:

Roth Wiggin, Vanessa; Wiggin, Seth

Year:

2007
Contemporary Collections: Preprints from the AICCM National Conference 17th g 19th October 2007 Brisbane pp. 25-30 Abstract Howard Taylor’s The black stump (1975) is a reinforced concrete, exposed aggregate and glass tile sculpture which was originally constructed for St George’s Terrace in Perth and relocated to the University of Western Australia. Corrosion of the steel […]

The development of short pulse lasers for conservation: preliminary results

Paper Author:

Wain, Alison; Rode, Andrei; Baldwin, Ken; Sawicki, Malgorzata; Delaporte, Philippe; Uteza, Oliver

Year:

2007
Contemporary Collections: Preprints from the AICCM National Conference 17th g 19th October 2007 Brisbane pp. 116-121 Abstract Five heritage institutions around Australia are collaborating with researchers from the Australian National University and the Mediterranean University in Marseille, France, in an Australian Research Council funded threeyear project to develop short pulse (femtosecond) lasers for conservation. Progress […]

Progress and potential: long pulse lasers for conservation in Australia

Paper Author:

Wain, Alison; Lau, Deborah

Year:

2007
Contemporary Collections: Preprints from the AICCM National Conference 17th g 19th October 2007 Brisbane pp. 110-115 Abstract In the past year a number of events have advanced the use of laser cleaning technology in conservation in Australia. Firstly, a series of workshops on the use of a Nd:YAG long pulse (nanosecond) laser enabled a number […]

Translating research into practice - evaluating the surface cleaning treatment of an acrylic emulsion painting by Jeremy Moon

Paper Author:

Ormsby, Bronwyn; Smithen, Patricia; Learner, Tom

Year:

2007
Contemporary Collections: Preprints from the AICCM National Conference 17th g 19th October 2007 Brisbane pp. 97-109 Abstract As part of a major study into the effects of surface cleaning acrylic emulsion paints, the Tate AXA Art Modern Paints Project (TAAMPP) aims to evaluate a series of in situ surface cleaning treatments on paintings in the […]

Traction reaction: severe deterioration of household and paving paints used by Colin McCahon

Paper Author:

Hillary, Sarah; Learner; Rivenc, Rachel

Year:

2007
Contemporary Collections: Preprints from the AICCM National Conference 17th g 19th October 2007 Brisbane pp. 84-96 Abstract Severe traction cracking has developed decades later in some paintings by New Zealand artist, Colin McCahon (1919-1987) dating from the period 1959 61. The exact cause of deterioration is unclear, but appears to be related to a combination […]

More Than Meets the Eye: Utilising oral history to enhance our understanding of Hugh Ramsay's

Paper Author:

Ellem, Alexandra

Year:

2007
Contemporary Collections: Preprints from the AICCM National Conference 17th g 19th October 2007 Brisbane pp. 72-83 Abstract This paper reveals the importance of oral history along with traditional forms of research, examination and testing as a means of pursuing information about the methods and materials of artists, as it provides information that cannot be ascertained […]

A New Deal for Australian conservation training and employment?

Paper Author:

Bullock, Veronica

Year:

2007
Contemporary Collections: Preprints from the AICCM National Conference 17th g 19th October 2007 Brisbane pp. 62-71 Abstract The Collections Council of Australia published the Conservation Survey 2006 Report almost exactly one year ago on 24 October 2006. The Conservation Survey 2006 study identified a shortage of suitably qualified conservation and preservation workers in Australia. This […]
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