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Update from The University of Canberra

Wow, where has this year gone? What a stellar year it has been for the University of Canberra and the Heritage Lab. As usual the Heritage Lab has been busy with students taking their classes, learning about the wonderful world of materials conservation

Student Conservators @ Melbourne internships update

As part of the curriculum at the University of Melbourne’s Masters of Cultural Materials Conservation course, students are required to go out into the world and obtain work experience at heritage institutions across Australia.

Update from The University of Canberra

When the lab manager is away, the paper conservators come out to play. As Canberra plods through the depths of winter, the Heritage Lab was a hive of activity during the university’s semester break.

University Update—Student Conservators @ Melbourne

AGM Back in March we kicked off the new student year with our AGM. It was a great chance for students from the different cohorts to meet and mingle (and grab some sage advice), and after a round or two and the usual formalities, our new committee was elected.

Update from The University of Canberra

The University of Canberra has been busy in the past couple of months with Semester 1 in full swing, some highlights of which include:

Q&A with Jonathan Kemp

Elizabeth Gralton interviews the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation new academic staff member, Dr. Jonathan Kemp. What originally motivated you to become a conservator?

Update from The Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation

It is the time of the year when a few moments arise to think back over 2018 as the new year begins. Like always, 2018 at the Grimwade Centre was busy with the appointment of new staff, subjects and graduating professionals in December.

Minor Thesis Projects—University of Melbourne

On the 24th and 25th of October, second year students of the Masters of Cultural Material Conservation gave presentations on their minor thesis research. The projects were diverse and thoroughly interesting.

SC@M 2019 round-up

In 2018, SC@M upped the ante to provide students with new workshops, excursions, a mentorship program, and of course the all-important biscuits for the tearoom.

SC@M student update

Now showing in the GPG Project Spaces (George Paton Gallery), student-led exhibition Second Life: Conserving Experience examines the importance of preserving everyday things. Photographs, toys, teacups, paintings, games, posters and other personally significant items are material evidence of...