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Paper Author:

Carmela Mollica & Michelle Newton-Edwards

Year:

2016
Proceedings of the AICCM TSIG Symposium, Sydney, Australia 19 to 22 May, 2016 ABSTRACT The exhibition “Spirited: Australia’s Horse Story” at the National Museum of Australia (NMA) during September 2014 – March 2015, explored the relationship between people and horses and how they enriched our lives, built our society and shaped our environment. As textile […]

Conservation treatment of textiles in the Springfield Landau at the National Museum of Australia

Paper Author:

Carmela Mollica & Kerryn Wagg

Year:

2016
Proceedings of the AICCM TSIG Symposium, Sydney, Australia 19 to 22 May, 2016 ABSTRACT A prominent object in the exhibition Spirited: Australia’s Horse History at the National Museum of Australia (NMA) from September 2014 to March 2015 was a landau horse-drawn carriage ordered from Brewster & Co Carriage Builders, New York, by distinguished pastoralist William […]

A Stitch in Time - The Discovery, Analysis and Conservation of a Melbourne c.1870 Frockcoat

Paper Author:

Louise McCullagh, Susanna Collis, Megan Goulding & Natalie Paynter

Year:

2016
Proceedings of the AICCM TSIG Symposium, Sydney, Australia 19 to 22 May, 2016 ABSTRACT In an Australian context, historical archaeological textiles are rare, and potentially significant finds. In 2015 during an historic archaeological excavation in Melbourne’s CBD, archaeologists unearthed a bundle of fabric and thread from an unlined rubbish pit that, when examined by conservators, […]

Wrong Century, Wrong Place - The Conservation of a 'Robe a la Francaise'

Paper Author:

Dr Michael Marendy

Year:

2016
Proceedings of the AICCM TSIG Symposium, Sydney, Australia 19 to 22 May, 2016 ABSTRACT In 2007 during the re-housing of the Queensland Museum’s costume and textile collection, a strange silk brocade costume was discovered hanging in an old wooden cupboard at the back of the Social History Store. On further examination the costume was identified […]

Forty Metres Long, Four Metres Up - The Conservation and Installation of a Vessantara Jataka Scroll

Paper Author:

Kate McLaren & Bronwyn Cosgrove

Year:

2016
Proceedings of the AICCM TSIG Symposium, Sydney, Australia 19 to 22 May, 2016 ABSTRACT The exhibition Gods, Heroes and Clowns: Performance and Narrative in South and Southeast Asian Art, curated by Carol Cains, showcased numerous textile based artworks from embroidered and painted narrative hangings to miniature garments on three dimensional wooden puppets. This paper focuses […]

Flag Confetti

Paper Author:

Skye Firth

Year:

2016
Proceedings of the AICCM TSIG Symposium, Sydney, Australia 19 to 22 May, 2016 ABSTRACTUpon presentation of a box labelled ‘Birdwood Flag’ from storage in Newcastle, thousands of tiny fragments of silk were discovered inside. These pieces are the remains of the Birdwood Flag, created by the Field Forces Fund in 1917 and presented on the […]

Consolidation of Flaking Painted Decorations on a 20th Century Cheongsam Dress

Paper Author:

Sarah Jane Benson and Siti Suhailah Salim

Year:

2016
Proceedings of the AICCM TSIG Symposium, Sydney, Australia 19 to 22 May, 2016 ABSTRACTThis research focused on the consolidation of modern synthetic textiles that have failing adhesive bonds within their surface decorations. The research stemmed from an exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore which highlighted the cheongsam. The term comes from Cantonese speaking Singaporeans […]

Moving Textiles; Reducing Stressors on the Humans, as Well as the Textiles - A Practical Framework for Ergonomic Systems Interventions

Paper Author:

Rwth Stuckey, Philip Meyer, Kate Douglas, Annette Soumilas

Year:

2016
Proceedings of the AICCM TSIG Symposium, Sydney, Australia 19 to 22 May, 2016 ABSTRACTThe National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) has a dynamic exhibition programme with an emphasis on the display of Fashion. Repetitive mannequin handling and textile remedial repairs are intrinsic to textile conservation and were identified as risks for work-related musculoskeletal disorders. Movement and […]

'The Slippery Slope' - A Participative Approach to Developing Modifed Tables, Equipment and Work Practices to Reduce the Risk of Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders from Conservation Treatment

Paper Author:

Kristin Phillips, Jo Bills, Justin Gare

Year:

2016
Proceedings of the AICCM TSIG Symposium, Sydney, Australia 19 to 22 May, 2016 ABSTRACT Conservation treatments often involve the use of awkward static postures and intensive periods of fine detail work, which can lead to injury. Conservators at Artlab Australia, have worked collaboratively with an Occupational Health Physiotherapist / Ergonomist, over the past ten year […]

The Importance of Fashion Symbols and Conservation

Paper Author:

Jessie Kiely

Year:

2016
Proceedings of the AICCM TSIG Symposium, Sydney, Australia 19 to 22 May, 2016 ABSTRACTThe words ‘context’ and ‘conservation’ and their inter-relationship are worthy of examination as they relate to the fashion designer’s practice. A focus on the linkages between fashion design and conservation is important, as is the relationship between fashion design and textiles in […]
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