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People and Places—September 2019

The Paper Team has been working on a number of projects including the preparation of works for an exciting upcoming exhibition, Here we are, focusing on works of contemporary female artists within the collection. Analiese Treacy has also been busy preparing works for the upcoming 50 years of Kaldor...

People and Places—June 2019

After a very busy five-year period commemorating various First World War centenaries, the Australian War Memorial’s conservation staff are taking a moment to catch our collective breath and address all those routine jobs that have been neglected lately, before we plunge headlong into a major 10-...

People and Places—March 2019

The time-based art conservation team, including conservators Asti Sherring and Carolyn Murphy, have been busy organising 'Towards a flexible future: managing time-based media artworks in collections', Tuesday 4th June – Friday 7th June 2019. The 4-day event includes a half-day symposium

People and Places—December 2018

In preparation for the Brett Whiteley show ‘Drawing is everything’ opening at the AGNSW mid Dec, Analiese Treacy and Jonathan Dennis have been busy working through the 100+ works selected for display. This project has provided a great opportunity to look more closely at Whiteley’s drawing...

‘The best Mum anyone could have wished for’ —Photo and caption courtesy of Robin Fort

Margaret Alexander 1935-2018

The AICCM is saddened to hear of the passing of Margaret Dorothy Alexander, (known to many of us as Marg), on the 13th of November this year, aged 83.

People and Places—September 2018

This data will be used to prioritize projects on our vast Natural Sciences Collections into the future. Our recent audit has projected a collection size of just under 20 million – the vast bulk of that being Natural Science specimens.

People and Places—June 2018

Barbara Dabrowa has temporarily left Gallery for working full-time at the State Library of NSW. In her secondment, the Frames Conservation team has been reunited with Sofia Lo Bianco, who will work on varied frame conservation projects until Basia’s return.

Meet a Conservator: Alice Cannon

At high school I was interested in both arts and science. Mum suggested conservation to me - a parent at her school was a conservator at the National Gallery in Canberra, so she knew it was a thing! I did some work experience at the National Archives and I liked that you also got to use your hands...