Tag: Conservation

Heritage Roadshow

Do you have wartime artefacts at home? Do you know their significance or how to care for them? Learn from Australia’s top preservation experts about how to keep your family’s wartime heritage items safe in your home for future generations to enjoy, and bring your objects along for personalised advice. Australia’s experience of war, especially in the First and Second World Wars, helped shape our sense of ourselves as a nation and as a community with a distinctive ethos and way of life. To provide opportunities for future generations to understand, investigate and value these experiences, we must ensure that siginificant material relating to Australia’s war heritage is preserved, not just in official national and state institutions, but also in personal, family and community collections. The Department of Premier and Cabinet – Veterans Branch and the Grimwade Centre for Cultural…

Screening and Q and A | The Destruction of Memory – The War Against Culture, And The Battle to Save It | University of Melbourne

We’re pleased to extend an exclusive invitation to an upcoming documentary screening at the University of Melbourne. The Destruction of Memory explores the impact of war on cultural heritage. The purposeful destruction of buildings, books and art as part of war has wrought catastrophic results on every continent. Leading up to the destruction of historical cities such as Aleppo and Homs in Syria, this deep investigation spans over a period of more than 100 years. The Destruction of Memory takes a close look at the devastation of cultural, religious and historical heritage as a means to erase collective memory and identity and gain new insight into how such crimes against humanity have been combatted in international politics. Please click on the button below to confirm your attendance Date and Time: Thursday, 16 March 2017, 6:30-9:00pm Location: Kathleen Fitzpatrick Theatre, Arts West Building, University of…

AICCM Symposium and Workshops | Shock of the New: Modern Materials, Media and Methods | Melbourne February 2017

The AICCM Objects and Electron Special Interest Groups welcome you to register for the AICCM symposium the Shock of the New: Modern Materials, Media and Methods, to be held at the Royal Exhibition Building Theatrette in Melbourne, Australia from 8-9 February 2017. The program includes over 20 presentations from conservators and researchers around Australia and the worlds, as well as renowned invited speakers Dragan Espenschied (Rhizome, USA) and Kate Dunn (UNSW, Australia). Registration costs include morning and afternoon tea, as well as lunch for the two days. On 10 February 2017 three workshops will be held in association with the symposium. These are: Dragan Espenschied – Web Archiving AU$325 Dragan Espenschied – Emulation AU$325 Dr Michelle Woulahan – Introduction to Arduino and microcontrollers AU$265 Simon Young – Immersive VR experiences in archaeological sites FREE Places in these workshops are strictly…

Lecture | Reflectance Transformation Imaging and Photogrammetry – Carla Schroer and Mark Mudge | University of Melbourne

Reflectance Transformation Imaging and Photogrammetry: Computational Photography Techniques for Cultural, Historic, and Artistic Heritage   Through the generous support of The Association of Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (ADFAS) ‘Patricia Robertson Fund’, the Gordon Darling Foundation and the University of Melbourne’s Grimwade Centre for the Conservation of Cultural Material, AICCM is very pleased announce a public lecture on computational photography techniques for cultural heritage, to be delivered by Carla Schroer and Mark Mudge, founding members of Cultural Heritage Imaging. This talk will present advances in robust, low-cost imaging tools from the emerging science, Computational Photography (CP). Embodying both reflectance transformation imaging (RTI) and photogrammetry, CP describes the purpose-driven, selective extraction of information from sequences of digital photographs. Both methods offer exciting new documentation options for the cultural heritage profession; this presentation aims to highlight the use of these tools…

Workshops in Reflectance Transformation Imaging in Melbourne and Perth

The Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials with generous support from the Gordon Darling Foundation and from the ADFAS Patricia Robertson Scholarship Fund, is presenting two four-day Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) Workshops. These workshops, led by experts from Cultural Heritage Imaging (CHI) in San Francisco, will take place at the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation at the University of Melbourne from 28 June to 1 July and at the Berndt Museum at the University of Western Australia from the 5 to 8 July 2016. RTI is a computational photographic method that captures a subject’s surface shape and color and enables the interactive re-lighting of the subject from any direction. RTI also permits the mathematical enhancement of the subject’s surface shape and color attributes. The enhancement functions of RTI reveal surface information that is not disclosed under direct empirical…

Publication | Australian Institute for the Conservation of the Cultural Materials Conservation Bulletin

The most recent issue of the Australian Institute for the Conservation of the Cultural Materials Conservation Bulletin is available now. This issue ranges from  Robyn Sloggett on national conservation policy to studies of Boorun’s Canoe by Steaphan Paton and Cameron Cope, of a work by Ron Mueck and of several paintings by the pioneering Singapore artist Georgette Chen. See Taylor & Francis online: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ybac20/current#.Vti54k3VyUk (You will need a subscription to read full text).   Robyn Sloggett  ‘A national conservation policy for a new millennium—building opportunity, extending capacity and securing integration in cultural materials conservation’ Susanna Collis ‘Revisiting conservation treatment methodologies for waterlogged archaeological wood: an Australian study’ Samantha Hamilton and Steaphan Paton ‘Boorun’s Canoe’ Amanda Pagliarino and Michael Marendy ‘Ron Mueck in bed (2005)—a contemporary textile challenge’ Céline De Courlon, Simon Ives and Paula Dredge ‘Fields of colour: the conservation of matt,…

Lecture| Commemorating The Great War in a Community Museum | University of Melbourne

Date: Wednesday, Oct 2015 6:00–7:30PM Venue: Theatre A, Elisabeth Murdoch Building, University of Melbourne Bookings: https://events.unimelb.edu.au/events/5693-commemorating-the-great-war-in-a-community-museum This lecture will present a community-engagement project which was focused on the development of the museological skills of volunteers running the LifeCare retirement village’s War Museum. University of Melbourne conservation students have worked with residents and volunteers for the past 5 years to help them establish good museum practices. The students’ appreciation of their positive contribution to stakeholder engagement, community museums and commemorative displays deepened as residents demonstrated the links between their wartime experiences and the collection. With increasing professional activity the museum’s public profile expanded, inducing more residents to contribute more time, objects and stories to the museum. The project’s beneficial outcomes—educational, personal and community—demonstrate that people learn by solving real problems and can succeed at challenging tasks when the process means something to them, personally.…

Lecture | Conservation of cultural heritage, Henan Province, China – Chen Jiachang and Lan Wanli | University of Melbourne

Disease types and the conservation status of archaeological site museums | Professor CHEN Jiachang,  Director,  Henan Provincial Conservation Centre for Cultural Relics, Henan, China This lecture will introduce types of disease and the current conservation status of archaeological earthen sites in Henan province. It will discuss current approaches to conservation as well as proposed improvements to treatment methods. Professor CHEN was elected Fellow of the China Association for Preservation Technology of Cultural Relics (CAPTCR) in 2012. Professor CHEN has overseen numerous conservation projects including the in situ preservation of large scale earthen relics; the exploration of new methods and materials for shape recovery of collapsed, archaeological wood ware and the preservation of metal relics. Conservation of cultural relics and tombs in Jiahu Site, Henan |  Assistant Professor LAN Wanli,  Department of Archaeometry, Henan Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology,…

Lecture: ‘In Every Respect Equal’: John Rogers Herbert (1810-1890) and the Monumental Moses | NGV

In 1872 the NGV purchased a large mural of Moses Bringing Down the Tables of the Law by John Rogers Herbert, originally created for Parliament in London. However, it was more than a mere copy. Its earnest artist wrote that he wanted Melbourne to have an original, and he achieved this in a surprising way. Though it was initially popular with Melburnians, it was rolled up 70 years ago and hasn’t been on display since.  Now, unrolled at last, what can we discover about this enigmatic painting, concerned with law and justice? Speaker Dr Nancy Langham Hooper, art historian Date: 2pm–3pm, 14th June 2015 Venue: NGV International, Ground Level, Clemenger BBDO Auditorium Tickets:Cost $16 M / $20 A / $18 C Booking required: Code P1543, Ph +61 3 8662 1555, 10am–5pm daily Website: https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/program/lecture-in-every-respect-equal-john-rogers-herbert-1810-1890-and-the-monumental-moses/?dateNo=0

Q & A | How Does Culture Contribute to Development? | ICOM-CC 2014 Events

Interactive Q&A Panel Discussion Part of the ICOM-CC 17th Triennial Conference – this event is free and open to all. Register to attend here. Date: Tuesday, 16 September 2014 | 5.30pm – 6.45pm Venue: Room 105 & 106, Melbourne Convention Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, MELBOURNE  VIC  3006 This event is hosted by the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Melbourne School of Government and is in addition to the ICOM-CC 17th Triennial Conference being held this year in Melbourne from 15 to 19 September 2014.The theme of ICOM-CC’s 17th Triennial Conference is Building Strong Culture through Conservation. By preserving cultural materials essential to the continuation of collective memory, conservation helps rebuild communities which have been damaged through war, natural disaster, or displacement, and contributes to the identity of thriving communities. Access to cultural material directly contributes to what Amartya Sen describes as ‘functionality’ – giving…

Panel Discussions on Culture and Heritage

A series of Panel Discussions are being held as a precursor to the ICOM-CC 17th Triennial Conference 2014 (http://www.icom-cc2014.org/). The events are jointly organised by The Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation at the University of Melbourne and The Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials (AICCM). The panel discussions are open to the public for participation. The events expand on the conference theme of ‘Building strong culture through conservation’ that celebrates the preservation of culture as a powerful and positive force in strengthening society, enhancing people’s sense of identity, and making a difference to people’s lives. The program includes: • Sustainability and environmental standards for cultural collections • Why now?: textile conservation as material culture • Keith Haring mural fringe session • A Regional Disaster Discussion Group for Islamic Manuscripts • Cleaning of Acrylic paintings – Discussion relating to…

Lecture | Concealments: Textile Conservation as Material Culture | University of Melbourne

Concealments: Textile Conservation as Material Culture  | Dr Dinah Eastop, Textile Conservator Conservation responds to environmental, material and social change, including the emotive responses of people. Dr. Eastop’s paper looks at the response to garments concealed within the structure of buildings many years before recent discovery. She will draw on her work for the Deliberately Concealed Garments Project. She initiated this research project in 1998 to help preserve garments (and other artifacts) found hidden within the structure of buildings. How such finds are treated post- discovery varies greatly, depending of many factors (e.g. their material form) and the responses they invoke in finders. In recognising the emotional responses of finders to these unusual objects, and the ‘facts’ of the ‘life history’ of these objects, this paper opens up conservation within a network of affective relations across historical time and cultures.…

Public Lecture | Challenging time: Melbourne’s contribution to the conservation of visual culture at home and beyond | Newman College

Challenging time: Melbourne’s contribution to the conservation of visual culture at home and beyond Robyn Sloggett, Nicole Tse and Susanna Collis Associate Professor Robyn Sloggett has been at the heart of the developments of teaching, research and conservation practice at the University of Melbourne for more than two decades. She presents here, together with specialist colleagues Dr Nicole Tse and Susanna Collis, some of the achievements, challenges and future directions offered by this exacting and exciting discipline. Date: Tuesday 3 June 2014, 5–6pm Venue: The Oratory, Newman College, University of Melbourne 887 Swanston Street, Parkville Bookings Online http://www.trybooking.com/83965 Contact: Email outreach@snac.unimelb.edu.au  | Telephone 9342 1614

Symposium | The Meaning of Materials in Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

The Meaning of Materials in Modern and Contemporary Art  The 2012 AICCM Paintings Group + 20th Century in Paint Symposium will explore questions around artists’ intentions towards the materials they use, including the social significance of material choices. Speakers represent major collecting and research institutions and private conservators from Australia, Holland, New Zealand, the Philippines, the UK and the USA. The symposium immediately follows the weekend of opening events for ‘The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (8–9 December) at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art. Symposium Themes artists’ intent toward their materials the impact of culture and geography on artists’ material choices the conservation implications of material choices tools for understanding materials Date: 10-11 December, 2012 Venue: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. Early-bird registration (before 2 November 2012): AICCM Members $250 AUD…

Exhibition and Discussion | Made to last: the conservation of art

Made to last: the conservation of art Ever wondered how to conserve your works of art? What’s involved with keeping your precious paintings free from wear and tear? How do you restore works after damage by flood or fire? Conservators from the Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation at the University of Melbourne will be visiting the Latrobe Regional Gallery to discuss all aspects of conservation in a series of special activities on Saturday 22 September 2012. Visitors are invited to bring along small works of art and objects for the conservators to view. During the day the conservators will demonstrate some basic cleaning techniques and will discuss issues of conservation as well as hosting a conservator’s clinic for patrons to bring along their small to medium sized artworks (paintings, artworks on paper and objects), and archival material (documents, photographs and books)…