7th Book and Paper Symposium, 2012

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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.

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 […]

A case study in the treatment of two eighteenth century Dutch atlases

Paper Author:

Guy Caron, Nicole Ellis and Dana Kahabka

Year:

2012
Contributions to the 7th AICCM Book, Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium 29g31 August 2012 Brisbane, Australia Poster This collaborative research and treatment project on the in-depth treatment of two eighteenth century Dutch atlases has involved the skills of book and paper conservators Guy Caron, Nicole Ellis, Dana Kahabka and Cathryn Bartley.These two bound volumes in […]

The conservation strategy of emulation for the preservation of computer-based art

Paper Author:

Asti Sherring

Year:

2012
Contributions to the 7th AICCM Book, Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium 29g31 August 2012 Brisbane, Australia Poster Computer-based artworks are part of a new, rapidly expanding medium, in which the intrinsic cultural value of the work is entwined with its inherent instrumental nature.As such, the conservation approach to computer-based artworks requires an understanding of the […]

The digitisation of performance art

Paper Author:

Cait Burgoyne

Year:

2012
Contributions to the 7th AICCM Book, Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium 29g31 August 2012 Brisbane, Australia Abstract Performance art is an artform separate from that of the materials-based practice of traditional art such as painting and drawing and artefacts.The sensory explorations observed in performance art require an independent digitisation approach. Conservators should not only be […]

Preservation issues surrounding the digital medium

Paper Author:

Asti Sherring

Year:

2012
Contributions to the 7th AICCM Book, Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium 29g31 August 2012 Brisbane, Australia Poster When considering the preservation issues surrounding the digital medium, the technology employed to create the data ultimately provides access to the virtually stored information.When the hardware and software associated with the data has been compromised, the information may […]

Synergies and silos: The links between traditional and modern preservation that provide opportunities for knowledge continuity

Paper Author:

Heather Brown

Year:

2012
Contributions to the 7th AICCM Book, Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium 29g31 August 2012 Brisbane, Australia Abstract This paper explores digital and traditional preservation through the prism of two metaphors: silos and synergies. The silos provide a perspective from which it is possible to gain on one hand deeper insights into the distinctive features, challenges, […]
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