Vicki Humphrey of Artlab will give illustrated lectures that
will focus on the materials and implements used to produce and
distribute the written word. Preservation issues will be a
core theme with examples of conservation treatments, discussion of
preservation of information vs. preservation of formats
and very importantly, the ethics involved in just what
is preserved, by whom and for what purpose. How important
is conservation of art works in the formation of cultural
identity and what changes in practices are we now seeing?
Artlab Australia specialises in the scientific conservation and preservation of works of art and items of historical, cultural and personal value. Established in 1985, Artlab is located on the North Terrace precinct between the Art Gallery and the Migration Museum. Twenty-five people work at Artlab, most of them graduates of the Conservation of Cultural Materials program, University of Canberra, and many have international experience.
Artlab has laboratories specialising in the treatment and care of a wide range of material including works on paper, photographs, paintings, textiles, outdoor sculpture and decorative features in heritage buildings. Their conservators also provide advice on storage and display, innovative solutions for building climate control and environmental monitoring, as well as preventative conservation services and disaster response training. Artlab's clients include galleries, museums, regional cultural centres, churches, Aboriginal art and craft centres, offices, homes and schools both locally and nationally.
Bookings are essential.
tel: (08) 8207-7520
fax: (08) 8207-7529
[ Vicki Humphrey ]
The Written Word
Chemistry of Ink and of Paper