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Printing Fitzgerald: the Queensland Government Printing Office Under Pressure

Guest bloggers: Matthew Wengert and Louise Martin-Chew – 2019 John Oxley Library Fellows Royal Commissions were more common and less politically ‘interesting’ in the early 20th century (for example, a century ago there were half a dozen Royal Commissions in Queensland alone, with a few running concurrently and some lasting only two or three weeks). … Read more

Conserving Richard Daintree’s hand-coloured photographs

Richard Daintree [Works of Art] Acc. 3966, State Library of Queensland

As a university student, learning about the conservation of artefacts, I remember one of my professors talking about treatment ethics, citing a phrase often referenced in the medical field, “First, do no harm”1,2. My university professor had another interesting guiding principle, “So what?”, but that’s a topic for another time… Now working as a qualified … Read more

100th anniversary of Edward Granville Theodore becoming Queensland Premier

Today marks 100th anniversary of Edward Granville Theodore becoming Queensland Premier. Theodore entered politics in 1909 as a member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly seat of Woothakata, later becoming Premier of Queensland and leader of the Queensland Labor Party from 1919 until 1925. He was nicknamed ‘Red Ted’ because of his confrontational style whilst Treasurer … Read more

Welcome Ephraim Jose, art conservator and 2018 Mittelheuser scholar in residence

Eddie Jose teaching Bhutanese thangka conservation workshop participants. Image 2009, courtesy of Eddie Jose.

Guest Blogger Jennifer Loubser, Conservator, Preservation Services at State Library of Queensland In late November 2018 Mittelheuser Scholar in Residence Ephraim (Eddie) Jose will be teaching a masterclass here at State Library to art conservators from across Australia on the construction and use of traditional Japanese drying boards, called Karibari.  This event is special for … Read more