Posted under Student Conservation Projects

  1. Inherent Vice

      The concept of the inherent vice is a difficult one to broach with artists. After all, are you willing to tell a painter how to …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/cultcons/2020/04/03/inherent-vice

  2. Capturing ‘Content in the Field’: Philippines

    In November 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan (also internationally known as Typhoon Yolanda) devastated the provinces of Leyte and Samar in the Philippines. The typhoon destroyed numerous …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/cultcons/2019/08/01/capturing-content-in-the-field-through-the-eyes-of-the-guiuan-youth

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Treatment Blog 1: Can You Be-Leaf It?

    by Hannah Stewart Embarking on a major treatment is full of excitement and trepidation, especially when working on a painting with such a very unusual support! …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/cultcons/2018/11/20/treatment-blog-1-can-you-be-leaf-it

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Scrolling in the Deep: Treating Asian Artworks in a Western Context

    by Mhairi Boyle   Part One: Beginnings – Before Treatment When I went to Japan last year, I decided to pick up a Japanese hanging scroll both …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/cultcons/2018/09/24/scrolling-in-the-deep-treating-asian-artworks-in-a-western-context

  9. 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