7th Book and Paper Symposium, 2012

The 7th AICCM Book, Paper & Photographs Symposium was held at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne in August 2012.
Members can download Symposium papers online or alternatively Symposium preprints are available from our Bookstore.

Counterfeits and conservation - responsibility or liability?

Paper Author:

Ute Larsen

Year:

2012
Contributions to the 7th AICCM Book, Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium 29g31 August 2012 Brisbane, Australia Abstract Best practice for establishing the authenticity of an artwork should be a collaborative process, which results from the expertise of art historians and the technical examinations carried out by conservators. This is demonstrated by a number of forgeries […]

A disaster waiting to happen? Preservation of audiovisual collections at the National Gallery of Australia

Paper Author:

Fiona Kemp

Year:

2012
Contributions to the 7th AICCM Book, Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium 29g31 August 2012 Brisbane, Australia Abstract In our technologically sophisticated world, we are continually witnessing rapid changes to audiovisual (AV) formats and ‘platforms’ used by artists. How can we possibly keep up? There is recognition that the obsolescence that goes hand-in-hand with such advances […]

Microfading works on paper

Paper Author:

Bruce Ford

Year:

2012
Contributions to the 7th AICCM Book, Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium 29g31 August 2012 Brisbane, Australia Poster Microfading is an accelerated light-fading test method in which a sub-millimetre spot of very intense visible light is focused on an object and the resultant (visually undetectable) colour change is tracked in real time using reflectance spectroscopy. The […]

Getting the whole picture: Finding a common language between digital preservation and conservation

Paper Author:

Douglas Elford, Lisa Jeong-Reuss, Somaya Langley and Melanie Wilkinson

Year:

2012
Contributions to the 7th AICCM Book, Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium 29g31 August 2012 Brisbane, Australia Abstract From the outset, digital preservation and conservation seem to be two very different professions.This paper explores the idea that both traditional and digital conservators not only have many commonalties but also an invaluable knowledge bank of their own […]

Dealing with non-traditional materials - a collaborative approach (case study)

Paper Author:

Analiese Treacy

Year:

2012
Contributions to the 7th AICCM Book, Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium 29g31 August 2012 Brisbane, Australia Abstract The conservation profession is forever evolving, particularly in the area of contemporary art, which continues to present more complex and multifaceted challenges for conservators. At the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW) the preparation of works for […]

More than meets the eye: Holographic works in the collection of the National Gallery of Australia

Paper Author:

Andrea Wise

Year:

2012
Contributions to the 7th AICCM Book, Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium 29g31 August 2012 Brisbane, Australia Abstract The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) holds a varied collection of new media, which includes intriguing virtual art such as holograms.Whether the term ‘new’ can still be applied to holography is debatable; the theory was announced in 1948, […]

On a roll - a storage and handling disaster

Paper Author:

Beate Yule and Tegan Anthes

Year:

2012
Contributions to the 7th AICCM Book, Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium 29g31 August 2012 Brisbane, Australia Abstract The Bridge Street Plan Room Project was a Department of Lands NSW project, which involved the digitisation and relocation of over a million pieces of paper from the Plan Room at Bridge Street in Sydney to the State […]

Rethinking salvage methods for water-damaged photographic collections - preliminary investigations

Paper Author:

Lydia Egunnike

Year:

2012
Contributions to the 7th AICCM Book, Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium 29g31 August 2012 Brisbane, Australia Abstract During the floods and cyclones of 2011, some of the most poignant television footage was of victims standing in the wreckage of their homes heartbroken at the loss of precious family photographs.A staggering number of private collections were […]

We knew the floods were coming, but ...

Paper Author:

Grant Collins

Year:

2012
Contributions to the 7th AICCM Book, Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium 29g31 August 2012 Brisbane, Australia Abstract January 2011, and the State Library of Queensland’s clients and staff evacuated its buildings after days of torrential rain had been falling in the regional catchments of south-east Queensland, resulting in the Brisbane River water level rising swiftly […]

Face-mounting techniques for contemporary photographs and digital images

Paper Author:

Miranda Smith

Year:

2012
Contributions to the 7th AICCM Book, Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium 29g31 August 2012 Brisbane, Australia Abstract This paper presents the background, methods and products used to face-mount photographs and digital prints. Possible issues with the various face-mounting methods are also discussed. Mounting photographic and digital images in a contemporary manner that will stand the […]
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