3rd Book, Paper and Photographs Symposium, 2004

Collaboration and Connections, 2004
Editor: Rose Peel
AICCM Paper, Books and Photographic Special Interest Group Symposium, Sydney 1-3 April 2004, Art Gallery of NSW.
Papers are not peer-reviewed.
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Foreword
The third symposium held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales from 1 – 3 April 2004 explored the theme of collaboration and connections. The interrelationships between the object and those who connect with it, whether artist, curator, librarian, archivist, photographer, scientist, historian, papermaker, framer or conservator, expands the viewer’s understanding by investigation and interpretation brought through their various disciplines. Conservators not only endeavour to preserve objects from the past but are attempting to capture transient electronic knowledge. The speed of technological change produces new challenges for us all as the profession becomes less tactile and more theoretical. Traditional and contemporary methods of recording information and their preservation through digitisation are some of the areas discussed in the papers. Paper, books and photographic materials and, for the first time, conservation framing as a special interest group, raised pertinent issues and brought another dimension to our profession.
I would like to thank Ian Kiernan AO for opening the Sydney Symposium and our keynote speaker, artist Bea Maddock AM, as well as all the other speakers for sharing their passions and projects. In particular I thank the committee who committed their expertise, energy and goodwill, ensuring we all had an enjoyable and instructive time.
Rose Peel, Convenor
 

The Presentation and Preservation of Historical Objects Made of Paper in Auschwitz-Birkenau Stade Museum in Oywicim

Paper Author:

Kozub, Beate

Year:

2004
Collaboration and Connections: Postprints of the AICCM Paper, Books and Photographic Materials Special Interest Group Symposium, Sydney 1-3 April 2004, pp. 79-86 Abstract The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in O_wi_cim established on the site of the former Nazi concentration and annihilation camp commenced its work in 1947. The historical objects made of paper and leather are […]

Finding David: Mitchell's Gift

Paper Author:

Rostek-Robak, Agata; Thomson, Catherine

Year:

2004
Collaboration and Connections: Postprints of the AICCM Paper, Books and Photographic Materials Special Interest Group Symposium, Sydney 1-3 April 2004, pp. 51-56 Abstract On his death in July 1907, David Scott Mitchell left to the people of New South W ales his extraordinary collections of books, documents, maps and pictorial works. The year 2007 marks […]

Re-inventing Diddy: The examination and treatment of a pastel drawing on paper by Grace Cossington Smith

Paper Author:

Fiona Kemp, Andrea W ise and Bill Hamilton

Year:

2004
Collaboration and Connections: Postprints of the AICCM Paper, Books and Photographic Materials Special Interest Group Symposium, Sydney 1-3 April 2004, pp. 115-124 Abstract ‘Portrait of Diddy’ is a pastel and charcoal drawing on paper by the renowned Australian artist Grace Cossington Smith (1892-1984). The work dates from circa 1920 and is in the collection of […]

Botanical Time Capsules: The William Henry Harvey exsiccatae volumes

Paper Author:

Parshall, Nichola; Millar, Dr Alan

Year:

2004
Collaboration and Connections: Postprints of the AICCM Paper, Books and Photographic Materials Special Interest Group Symposium, Sydney 1-3 April 2004, pp. 99-104 Abstract For ten very short months during the years of 1854 to 1855, an Irish marine botanist Dr William Harvey visited the shores of Australia. From Rottnest Island in Western Australia to Newcastle […]

The good oil on Bromoil - Bromoil Photography

Paper Author:

Hinwood, Jane

Year:

2004
Collaboration and Connections: Postprints of the AICCM Paper, Books and Photographic Materials Special Interest Group Symposium, Sydney 1-3 April 2004, pp. 93-97 Abstract What is a Bromoil print? Also known as an alternative process or pigment control process, the bromoil process was invented in 1907 and is still practiced today by a dedicated few. It […]

Photographic Conservation Research at ScreenSound Australia

Paper Author:

Newnham, Mick; Garvie, Carey

Year:

2004
Collaboration and Connections: Postprints of the AICCM Paper, Books and Photographic Materials Special Interest Group Symposium, Sydney 1-3 April 2004, pp. 105-109 Abstract ScreenSound Australia supports a section dedicated to researching many aspects of audio visual media conservation and preservation. This includes photographic media such as motion picture film, (stills, negatives) and photographic prints. Much […]

From Exhibitors to Exhibitions: Changes in the Consideration of Movie Posters

Paper Author:

Coco, Anne

Year:

2004
Collaboration and Connections: Postprints of the AICCM Paper, Books and Photographic Materials Special Interest Group Symposium, Sydney 1-3 April 2004, pp. 29-40 Abstract At the end of the nineteenth century, posters were everywhere. Pasted on fences, walls and boards, posters advertising cigarettes, newspapers, food products, travel lines and theatrical productions were exposed to the elements […]

Australian Bookbinders and Bookbinding in the 19th century

Paper Author:

Mills, Carol

Year:

2004
Collaboration and Connections: Postprints of the AICCM Paper, Books and Photographic Materials Special Interest Group Symposium, Sydney 1-3 April 2004, pp. 67-77 Abstract Bookbinding as a craft appears to have been established in Australian institutions at about the turn of the nineteenth century although commercial binding businesses did not become significant until after the 1830s. […]

The Conservation and Digitisation of a Curious 19th Century Military Training Manual

Paper Author:

Kertesz, Bernard

Year:

2004
Collaboration and Connections: Postprints of the AICCM Paper, Books and Photographic Materials Special Interest Group Symposium, Sydney 1-3 April 2004, pp. 57-66 Abstract The book ‘A Military Training Syllabus for the Resolute Divisions of the Huai Army’ was produced in the 1890s for the instruction of certain key divisions in the personal army of one […]

Fred Williams: an artist's material archive

Paper Author:

Shervington, Ruth

Year:

2004
Collaboration and Connections: Postprints of the AICCM Paper, Books and Photographic Materials Special Interest Group Symposium, Sydney 1-3 April 2004, pp. 41-45 Abstract Investigations into the media used by Fred Williams for a specific group of works, led to the exciting discovery of a comprehensive archive of receipts and invoices for artist’s materials in the […]
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