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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

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

UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage – “Discover, Remember and Share”

Still image from Eric Marshall Motion Pictures, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

The UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is celebrated on 27th October in institutions around the world to highlight the vulnerability of audiovisual materials and the ongoing efforts in safeguarding this cultural memory. The theme for this year is Discover, Remember and Share. Visit the official website to see how collecting institutions around the world … Read more

SLQ’s Conservation Unit comes to the rescue

Librarian Ruth Gardiner with historian Geoff Wharton

Guest blogger: Geoff Wharton, historian On 27 May 2013, Her Excellency Mrs Annemieke Ruigrok, the Netherlands Ambassador to Australia, visited the Mapoon community on Western Cape York Peninsula to participate in the official opening of the First Contact Memorial – a joint project of the Netherlands Parliament, the Queensland Government and the Mapoon Aboriginal Shire … Read more

Introduction to Japanese Paper Conservation Workshop, 27 August 2012

Japanese Paper Conservation Workshop at the State Library of Queensland, 27 August 2012

 State Library of Queensland was honoured to have three conservators from the National Archives of Japan (NAJ) running a one day workshop on the traditional methods of Japanese paper conservation. These conservators came with a wealth of knowledge with one of the conservators having 35 years of experience. The workshop was held in the conservation … Read more