Come along to the Q ANZAC 100 Conservation talk and clinic at State Library of Queensland

Who would like to learn more about how to preserve heritage collection items? Who has heritage items in their collections that they would like to know how to better look after them.

SLQ Conservator, Rachel Spano discussing conservation techniques for Anzac treasures

SLQ Conservator, Rachel Spano discussing conservation techniques for Anzac treasures

Here is an opportunity not to be missed. Come along to the Conservation talk and clinic at State Library of Queensland where our Senior Conservator, Rachel Spano, will share her wealth of conservation knowledge on how to look after our precious heritage materials.

I know that there are heritage items in many library collections and there are many very simple tips that Rachel can give which will assist in preventing deterioration of these items. Some of it is not as complicated as you might first think

These tips and tricks are applicable to heritage materials no matter what their age. As this event is supported by Q ANZAC 100 it will focus on First World War materials especially how we look after items such as letters, diaries and photographs.

100 year old diary brought to a Conservation Clinic

100 year old diary brought to a Conservation Clinic

Metal objects such as medals and uniforms will also be discussed.

Medal from another clinic participant

Medal from another clinic participant

A Conservation clinic will follow the talk and we encourage participants to bring along an item that they would like to receive individualised advice on. Rachel, along with Conservators from Queensland Museum will be only too happy to discuss these items.  You are welcome to attend even if you don’t bring in an item.

At this event, a new series of short conservation videos will be released and these will be available on the SLQ website soon after this event.

If you are unable to attend this event in person, the talk will be livestreamed via the SLQ website and saved as a resource available for viewing online after the event on the Q ANZAC 100 Vimeo Channel.  SLQ also has a range of conservation fact sheets available which will answer many of your questions about conservation of heritage items.

About the author

Niles Elvery is Senior Project Officer, Q ANZAC 100, State Library of Queensland. QANZAC100@slq.qld.gov.au