Posted under Objects Conservation

  1. Stuffed with Problems: The Challenges of Dealing with a Taxidermy Object

    by Sophie Philips  Cultural materials present conservators with a range of challenges. Issues of degradation, material instability, the choice of best treatment method, or maybe no …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/cultcons/2018/12/20/stuffed-with-problems-the-challenges-of-dealing-with-a-taxidermy-object

  2. The glass spouted vessel: What is it?

    by Karen Thompson Over the next four blog posts I will take you through the treatment of this unusually shaped little glass vessel. It arrived in …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/cultcons/2018/11/28/the-glass-spouted-vessel-what-is-it

  3. Memoirs of a Great Jar

    By Sholeh Magzub, Student objects conservator completing a Masters in Cultural Materials Conservation at the University of Melbourne, Australia. The First Steps: Making Treatment Decisions for …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/cultcons/2018/11/23/memoirs-of-a-great-jar

  4. Treating Rose Grainger’s Gown

    by Rachel Jones   Use of animal furs for fashion is a debated topic in contemporary society due to animal rights activism and the continuing use …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/cultcons/2018/11/19/treating-rose-graingers-gown

  5. There’s a Chair in There – Determining Age through Materials and Typology

    by Jessie Gray   The ladder back chair, an artefact from the Grainger museum, came with very little information about its history and materials. The 1909-1914 …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/cultcons/2018/11/16/theres-a-chair-in-there-determining-age-through-materials-and-typology

  6. Striking a balance: Conservation vs Industry in a treatment of coining tools from the Perth Mint.

    by Claire Rowson   Before Treatment Coining master tools from the Perth Mint have finally arrived at the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation at the …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/cultcons/2018/11/12/striking-a-balance-conservation-vs-industry-in-a-treatment-of-coining-tools-from-the-perth-mint

  7. Conservation of a Child’s Boot

    by Jacquie Jordan Beginnings – First Impressions of a Buried Child’s Boot The first subject of the year, Conservation Assessment and Treatment 2, has begun at …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/cultcons/2018/10/24/conservation-of-a-childs-boot

  8. The Black Box

    by Marie-Claire Petrowski The Chinese Lacquered Writing Box appears to be an export lacquer piece, c.1850-1900, from the Bathurst Regional Council.  However, export Lacquer is not …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/cultcons/2018/10/19/the-black-box

  9. To ‘mendolin’ or not to ‘mendolin’

    by Katrina Watson Part One: The ethical dilemma of determining significance and treatment aims for an object with an unknown past In conservation, treatments often involve …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/cultcons/2018/10/18/to-mendolin-or-not-to-mendolin

  10. From Mould to Gold: the Conservation of a Mid-19th Century Gilded Frame

    by Grace Barrand Grace Barrand, frames conservation student at the University of Melbourne, explains the process of partially conserving a mid-19th century composition frame from the …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/cultcons/2018/09/05/from-mould-to-gold-the-conservation-of-a-mid-19th-century-gilded-frame-by-grace-barrand