Launch of state-of-the-art facilities at new Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation

New research and teaching labs - with cutting edge analytical equipment to detect the paints and pigments used by artists and examine drawings underneath paintings - will be housed in the new Centre which as been launched at The University of Melbourne.

Director of the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, Associate Professor Robyn Sloggett said that the new state-of-the-art facilities would benefit students, museums and collections across Australia and the Asia Pacific region.

"In order to train the next generation of art and cultural conservators, we work closely with museums, collectors and communities to restore objects and items where that are often tucked away in collections," said Assoc Professor Sloggett. "We offer assistance when communities don’t have the resources to protect and conserve damaged items."

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