6th Book, Paper and Photographs Symposium, 2010

The 6th AICCM Book, Paper & Photographs Symposium was held at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne in November 2010.
Members can download Symposium papers online or alternatively Symposium preprints are available from our Bookstore.
 

The conservation treatment of a fifteenth-century incunabule: the Nuremberg Chronicle by Dr. Hartmann Schedel

Paper Author:

Ian Cox

Year:

2010
Contributions to the 6th AICCM Book, Paper & Photographic Materials Symposium. 17-19th November 2010, Melbourne. p89 Poster Abstract The poster will show the conservation treatment of a fifteenth-century incunabule, the famous Nuremberg Chronicle by Dr. Hartmann Schedel published in 1493 by Anton Koberger. An ambitious example of early printing, indeed a tour de force at […]

Mounting with Magnets

Paper Author:

Ian Batterham

Year:

2010
Contributions to the 6th AICCM Book, Paper & Photographic Materials Symposium. 17-19th November 2010, Melbourne. p88 Poster Abstract The mounting of parchment for display is always tricky. Parchments do not lend themselves to hinging and do not react well to moisture and adhesives. Also, the historic method of using frayed linen threads to stretch the […]

Support linings: a comparative assessment of materials and methods for text and image clarity

Paper Author:

Nick Zihrul

Year:

2010
Contributions to the 6th AICCM Book, Paper & Photographic Materials Symposium. 17-19th November 2010, Melbourne. p83-87 Abstract A paper object may be lined to a secondary support for a variety of reasons that include the repair of damage such as extensive tears, or to reinforce and strengthen an object that is fragile and brittle. When […]

An overview of art paper supply in Melbourne from 1940-1990

Paper Author:

Louise Wilson

Year:

2010
Contributions to the 6th AICCM Book, Paper & Photographic Materials Symposium. 17-19th November 2010, Melbourne. p77-82 Abstract The history of art paper supply in Melbourne encompasses the collective stories of artists, suppliers and paper mills based in Australia and overseas. In the late 1930’s, when the range of papers available to Melbourne artists was just […]

'Catch me if you can' - a case study of previous restorations carried out on two posters prior to acquisition by the State Library of Queensland

Paper Author:

Gajendra Rawat, Shane Bell

Year:

2010
Contributions to the 6th AICCM Book, Paper & Photographic Materials Symposium. 17-19th November 2010, Melbourne. p72-76 Abstract The State Library of Queensland has an ever expanding collection of maps and posters dating from the mid nineteenth century to the present time. Recently the State Library acquired two posters from an auctioneer in Brisbane, which came […]

From Canton with love: historic investigation and conservation treatment of Chinese export paintings from the Pitti Palace Museum of Florence

Paper Author:

Elisabetta Polidori

Year:

2010
Contributions to the 6th AICCM Book, Paper & Photographic Materials Symposium. 17-19th November 2010, Melbourne. p64-71 Abstract Europe’s passion for the Orient is a fascinating thread which can be traced back until the very beginning of Western art history. This passion may be seen nowhere more clearly than in artistic trends witnessed in the 18th […]

A preliminary investigation into three aids to washing paper: XRF elemental analysis of paper treated with EDTA, TAC and ammonia

Paper Author:

Briony Pemberton, Libby Melzer

Year:

2010
Contributions to the 6th AICCM Book, Paper & Photographic Materials Symposium. 17-19th November 2010, Melbourne. p58-63 Abstract This paper explores three additives that were observed to generally enhance the removal of discolouration from paper during washing. The additives included two chelating agents; ethylene diamine tetra acetic acid (EDTA) and triammonium citrate (TAC); and ammonia solution. […]

Unveiling the Apocalypse

Paper Author:

Rose Peel

Year:

2010
Contributions to the 6th AICCM Book, Paper & Photographic Materials Symposium. 17-19th November 2010, Melbourne. p54-57 Abstract When The Apocalypse of St John the Divine, by Australian artist Donald Friend (1915g1989) was brought to the Paper Conservation Department, National Gallery of Australia (NGA), it was a composite work on paper attached to three sheets of […]

The Movers of Light: shifting the photograph collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library

Paper Author:

Ruth Oliver

Year:

2010
Contributions to the 6th AICCM Book, Paper & Photographic Materials Symposium. 17-19th November 2010, Melbourne. p48-53 Abstract A refurbishment of the National Library of New Zealand’s Wellington building was planned for 2010-2012. For the 18 months prior to departure from the building, Conservation staff planned and completed ‘Pre-pack Projects’ to ensure the protection of all […]

The photographic collages of Bill Henson: materials, techniques and conservation

Paper Author:

Carolyn Murphy

Year:

2010
Contributions to the 6th AICCM Book, Paper & Photographic Materials Symposium. 17-19th November 2010, Melbourne. p43-47 Abstract During the 1980s and 1990s Bill Henson made a number of photographic collage works. These works, sometimes referred to as cut screens, were created on a support of either plywood, or corrugated cardboard adhered to a wood framework. […]
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