5th Book, Paper & Photograph Symposium, 2008

The 5th AICCM Book, Paper & Photographs Symposium was held at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra during July 2008.
Symposium preprints are available from our Bookstore.
Presentation abstracts are available below; alternatively, download the abstract booklet [Adobe Acrobat PDF – 931.57 KB]. 

Indian miniature paintings and their margins

Paper Author:

Treacy, Analiese; Murphy, Carolyn

Year:

2008
Contributions to the 5th AICCM Book, Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium. Editors: Prue McKay and Alana Treasure. Canberra, ACT: AICCM (Inc.), 2008. Poster session Abstract A recent exhibition of Indian miniature paintings, Intimate Encounters, at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), provided an opportunity for conservators at the AGNSW to review approaches to […]

Revolutionary Russians

Paper Author:

Eccles-Smith, Kate; Wise, Andrea Wise

Year:

2008
Contributions to the 5th AICCM Book, Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium. Editors: Prue McKay and Alana Treasure. Canberra, ACT: AICCM (Inc.), 2008. Abstract In the early years of the 20th century, Russia was in a state of extraordinary intellectual and cultural upheaval. The art produced during the period is a reflection of this turmoil. The […]

Watch your back: the development of a new frame back system

Paper Author:

Wise, Andrea; Cohlan, Kassandra; Birch, Shulan; Franks, Scott; Fox, Thomasina; Pandolfini, John

Year:

2008
Contributions to the 5th AICCM Book, Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium. Editors: Prue McKay and Alana Treasure. Canberra, ACT: AICCM (Inc.), 2008. Poster session Full title: Watch your back: the development of a new frame back system g a collaborative project between the National Gallery of Australia and Fini Frames Abstract The National Gallery of […]

Whistler's papers at the National Gallery of Australia

Paper Author:

Coghlan, Kassandra; Hamilton, Bill; Wise, Andrea

Year:

2008
Contributions to the 5th AICCM Book, Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium. Editors: Prue McKay and Alana Treasure. Canberra, ACT: AICCM (Inc.), 2008. Abstract Born in the United States and having lived in St Petersburg, Russia, James McNeill Whistler was considered a vagabond in the art world of Paris but later became famous as a painter […]

Improvements in Cold Storage at State Library of Queensland

Paper Author:

Egunnike, Lydia

Year:

2008
Contributions to the 5th AICCM Book, Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium. Editors: Prue McKay and Alana Treasure. Canberra, ACT: AICCM (Inc.), 2008. Poster session Abstract As a result of recent collection movement and expansion, the still negative and motion picture collections housed in the State Library of Queensland’s cold storage vault system had become disorganised […]

Analysis of white deposits on paper and leather: two case studies

Paper Author:

Pemberton, Briony; Nel, Petronella; Lau, Deborah

Year:

2008
Contributions to the 5th AICCM Book, Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium. Editors: Prue McKay and Alana Treasure. Canberra, ACT: AICCM (Inc.), 2008. Abstract Paper conservators are often faced with deposits, accretions and marks on objects that can be difficult to identify by eye. Correct identification allows informed decisions to be made, answering questions such as: […]

Learning and earning: tales of private conservation practice

Paper Author:

Morris, Kim

Year:

2008
Contributions to the 5th AICCM Book, Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium. Editors: Prue McKay and Alana Treasure. Canberra, ACT: AICCM (Inc.), 2008. Abstract The busy private conservator encounters the mundane, the bizarre, the sad, the controversial, the ethically challenging, and the just plain humorous treatment issues on a routine basis. Like all professional conservators, private […]

The case of the mysterious sandpaper

Paper Author:

Roberts, Sheridan

Year:

2008
Contributions to the 5th AICCM Book, Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium. Editors: Prue McKay and Alana Treasure. Canberra, ACT: AICCM (Inc.), 2008. Abstract One afternoon in Adelaide, in the middle years of World War II, Australian artist Jeffrey Smart rushed out to the hardware shop to buy some sandpaper in order to make an unplanned […]

Picture Paradise

Paper Author:

Wise, Andrea; Kemp, Fiona; Ward, James

Year:

2008
Contributions to the 5th AICCM Book, Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium. Editors: Prue McKay and Alana Treasure. Canberra, ACT: AICCM (Inc.), 2008. Abstract The Picture Paradise: Asia-Pacific Photography 1840s-1940s exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) coincides with the National Photography Festival in Canberra, July to November 2008. The exhibition chronicles developments in photography […]

Mapping the Terrain

Paper Author:

Lewincamp, Sophie; Rutherford, Dianne

Year:

2008
Contributions to the 5th AICCM Book, Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium. Editors: Prue McKay and Alana Treasure. Canberra, ACT: AICCM (Inc.), 2008. Abstract In 1916, CEW Bean, the Official War Correspondent, started to formulate his vision of an Australian War Memorial. He envisaged not only a memorial to commemorate the sacrifices of Australians who served […]
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