In our portfolio, The Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation presents examples of conservation treatments carried out in our labs.
Each example has images and commentary on the process of treating the object or painting.
- Jan Christaensz Micker, David and Abigail in the desert
Conservation and restoration of a mid-seventeenth century Dutch panel painting depicting a scene from the Old Testament, brought to Australia from Scotland in the 1850s. The painting was marred by discoloured varnish and heavy over-paint.
- Loreto Mandeville Hall
Mandeville Hall is a splendid example of the fine villas built in fashionable Toorak during the late 1870s and early 1880s. The CCMC has undertaken extensive conservation work on Mandeville Hall since 1994.
- Melbourne Cup photograph, 1903
Treatment of a silver gelatin photograph entitled Flemington Racecourse Melbourne Cup Day 1903.