Broadening parameters at the National Library of Australia

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Broadening parameters at the National Library of Australia

Paper Author:

Denyl Cloughley and Erin Dampney

Year:

2015
Paper Abstract The Library has not conducted a review of collection storage parameters for 15 years. In light of recent research supporting broadened parameters, and the development of revised parameters internationally, a review of parameters is currently taking place. Latest research into collection storage guidelines has seen a general shift towards broader parameters. This is […]

Illuminating intuition with evidence: assessing collection risks within the Museum Victoria’s exhibitions

Paper Author:

Alice Cannon and Robert Waller

Year:

2015
Paper Abstracts At Museum Victoria, exhibitions are one of the main ways the public access our collections. We accept some level of damage from sources such as light, pests, and physical handling, leading to loss in the value of our collection items. We use various strategies to minimise loss – for example, showcase design, lighting […]

Illuminating the materials and techniques of Philip Wolfhagen and the use of beeswax in his paintings

Paper Author:

Cash Brown and Mar Gomez Lobon

Year:

2015
Paper Abstract This presentation provides an overview of a preliminary study into Tasmanian Artist Philip Wolfhagen’s materials and techniques. Regarded as one of Australia’s most eminent landscape painters, Wolfhagen (b. 1963) is well known for the use of beeswax in his oil paintings. The study documented the materials, techniques and attitudes of Wolfhagen from the […]

Conservation in museums: where to from here?

Paper Author:

Julian Bickersteth and Fiona Tennant

Year:

2015
Paper Abstract 2014 saw Australia hosting the ICOM CC conference for the second time, the first being in Sydney in 1987. The museum world has changed substantially in the intervening 27 years. Conservators are no longer focused on saving the world’s cultural heritage for ever, but on managing change. They recognise that not all objects […]

Marrickville’s winged victory: an unusual war memorial story

Paper Author:

Julian Bickersteth and Karina Acton

Year:

2015
Paper Abstract The Marrickville Soldiers’ Memorial was unveiled in 1919 by Sir Walter Davidson, Governor of NSW, before 15,000 people. The Memorial honoured the 458 local soldiers, from the suburbs of Marrickville, Dulwich Hill and Enmore, who died during World War I. The monument for the top of the Memorial was created by local artist […]

A critical evaluation of the GoPro Hero4 Action Video Camera as a condition assessment tool for permanent exhibitions

Paper Author:

Sarah Babister and Danielle Measday

Year:

2015
Wild: Amazing Animals in a Changing World is a permanent exhibit at the Melbourne Museum, showcasing biodiversity and environmental change through the display of more than 750 taxidermied animals from Museum Victoria’s natural sciences collection. Installed in 2009, the award winning gallery presents numerous preservation challenges due to the large number of significant mounted specimens […]

Turn it on: conserving works of art with electrical components at the National Gallery of Australia

Paper Author:

Kasi Albert

Year:

2015
Paper Abstract Many contemporary works of art utilise elements which are powered by electricity. These may include light components, motorised parts, or sound producing devices Parts may have been produced commercially, partially altered or made entirely by the artist. The electrical components are usually connected intrinsically with the meaning of the art and, in most […]

Emerging from the fog: investigating the problem of ‘fogging’ display case glass

Paper Author:

Lisa Addison and Donna Hinton

Year:

2015
This paper addresses issues surrounding the problem of ‘fogging’ glass in showcases. ‘Fogging’ is generally seen as an overall white bloom on the internal face of enclosed glass showcases. It may also be present in the form of white spots, a mottled appearance, or may even appear as a ghosting outline of writing or materials […]

Glittering geodes and pickled parasites: improving conservation through the reinvention of identity, roles and values, and student involvement at the University of Canberra

Paper Author:

Hakim Abdul Rahim

Year:

2015
Paper Abstract University museum and collections occupy a special place in museums and heritage. These museums and collections hold a significant part of Australia’s natural and cultural heritage but its care and conservation have been declining in recent years due to the change of directionand restructuring occurring in the university sector. These issues include changing […]

Dirty bones: surface cleaning medium to large natural science skeletal specimens

Paper Author:

Sheldon Teare

Year:

2015
Lighting Talk Abstract Articulated skeletal material is not a widely covered topic in conservation and I know that not many Conservators are faced with cleaning whole skeletons. Most Conservators find bone as parts of decorative or cultural objects, such as inlays or small carvings, which require a different approach. Less frequently, Conservators are asked to […]
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