2007 AICCM National Conference, Brisbane

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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.
 

Towards a sustainable theory of conservation: integrating conservation and collection management

Paper Author:

Archer, Eric

Year:

2007
Contemporary Collections: Preprints from the AICCM National Conference 17th g 19th October 2007 Brisbane pp. 58-61 Abstract As museum collections steadily increase in size and value, and collections management costs escalate, there is a corresponding challenge for those involved with collection management to review current practice, and examine emerging ideas. Conservators, because of their intimate […]

A study of the bark used as a substrate for Australian Aboriginal bark paintings

Paper Author:

Heady, Roger; Roth, Kylie; Smith, Nicola

Year:

2007
Contemporary Collections: Preprints from the AICCM National Conference 17th g 19th October 2007 Brisbane pp. 51-56 Abstract The bark used as the traditional form of substrate for Australian Aboriginal bark paintings sometimes shows spatial distortion in response to environmental variation. This can cause paint loss. However, there is little information on the cellular structure or […]

New analytical methods for the provenancing of red ochre

Paper Author:

Kubik, M; Creagh, D; Tait, R

Year:

2007
Contemporary Collections: Preprints from the AICCM National Conference 17th g 19th October 2007 Brisbane pp. 43-50 Abstract Red ochre has been used as a pigment for millennia, in applications as diverse as decoration, ceremonial use and medicine, evidence of which still exists in Australian indigineous art today. Consisting largely of the iron oxide haematite, the […]

New forms, new techniques: challenges of preserving digital materials

Paper Author:

Clifton, Gerard; Langley, Somaya

Year:

2007
Contemporary Collections: Preprints from the AICCM National Conference 17th g 19th October 2007 Brisbane pp. 37-42 Abstract Cultural heritage materials are increasingly being created in digital form, including born-digital personal papers, email correspondence, materials published online or on physical carriers (CD-ROMs, DVDs), sound, images, video and interactive new media artworks. Challenges in preserving these new […]

A photographic method for documenting daylight fluorescent paint

Paper Author:

Hinde, Elizabeth; Nel, Petronella; Sloggett, Robyn; Roberts, Ann

Year:

2007
Contemporary Collections: Preprints from the AICCM National Conference 17th g 19th October 2007 Brisbane pp. 31-36 Abstract The luminous colour of a daylight fluorescent palette is an optical phenomenon that cannot be captured under normal photographic conditions. Fluorescence brightness is generally many orders of magnitude lower than that of reflected light. When photographing a daylight […]

Assessing food in the collection

Paper Author:

Kennedy, Laura; Jordan-Jones, Megan

Year:

2007
Contemporary Collections: Preprints from the AICCM National Conference 17th g 19th October 2007 Brisbane pp. 233 Abstract The Australian War Memorial holds a diverse collection of food products, from the Boer War to recent peacekeeping missions, including cans of bully beef, Queen Victoria chocolate gift tins with original contents, prisoner rations from Changi, and ration […]

Format improvements for archival document storage

Paper Author:

Johns, Darby

Year:

2007
Contemporary Collections: Preprints from the AICCM National Conference 17th g 19th October 2007 Brisbane pp. 221 Abstract Significant changes have occurred in the archive industry over recent decades. Standard document format has changed, and a range of chemically stable synthetic materials has become available to compete with traditional paper-based storage enclosures. However, archive practice is […]

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 […]
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