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Metallic memorandum books were a common stationery item in the nineteenth century—small notebooks of varying dimensions, sold with a special ‘metallic’ pencil. However, few extant examples survive in collections. Very little published information exists regarding their manufacture, distribution...
Since the turn of the nineteenth century, Australian binders have produced books to serve local publishers, businesses, and individual consumers. Over the past two centuries, the printing and binding industry has grown in response to changes in technology and customer demand to suit the present...
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we work, communicate, and transmit knowledge. Conservators, who work primarily with their hands, have had time to reflect on treatment practice, dissemination of information and siloing of knowledge in the Australian book conservation context. This paper...
The Bonaparte Tasman Map is a hand drawn map on paper in the collection of the State Library of New South Wales (SLNSW). Before treatment, crack, creases, and folds on the map’s surface formed a unique combination of deterioration features. The complex 3D shape created by differential paper...
Mparra Karrti—Us mob belong to the Country, is the collective title attributed to a series of twenty-two lumen prints on paper with watercolour media, produced by Central Desert region artists. The artists work out of the Iltja Ntjarra (Many Hands) Art Centre in Mparntwe (Alice Springs) with...
The State Library NSW’s copy of Captain James Cook’s Endeavour Journal was prioritised for treatment in preparation for the 250th anniversary of Cook’s landing at Botany Bay. One of four known copies, it was hand-written on the voyage by Cook’s clerk Richard Orton and signed in Cook’s hand....
Works of art in the diverse Asian collections at the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) are regularly requested for display. These collections are routinely condition checked and, where appropriate, interventive treatments undertaken. Storage, in particular, has been continually improved. With...
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