Welcome to the Cultural Conservation Channel.
The Cultural Conservation Channel provides accessible, informative, and practical information about the conservation of cultural material to communities and individuals with an interest preserving their history and culture. It showcases the work of students and staff at the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation as well as the work of museum professionals, volunteers and custodians of privately-owned heritage with whom the Centre is engaged. The centre gratefully acknowledges the support of the Helen MacPherson-Smith Trust, which made the creation of the channel possible.
This website also provides a portal to the reCollections website, which updates the 1998-2000 handbook series reCollections: caring for collections across Australia. reCollections has been made possible by the kind permission of the copyright holder, the Department of Communications and the Arts, and has been a partnership program in collaboration with the national professional body for conservators, the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM), and its members.
reCollections is an online resource all about caring for collection materials.
Supporting distributed cultural collections by connecting conservators and custodians
reCollections: Caring for Distributed Collections is designed to help people care for their objects and their collections. Written by conservators, it provides a sound guide for the care and management of cultural items and collections. A wide range of materials are covered, as well as the common causes of deterioration and appropriate storage, handling and display techniques. Information provided includes:
- common deterioration processes
- light and ultraviolet radiation
- humidity and temperature
- biological pests
- dust and pollutants
- storage and display
With the support of the Department of Communications and the Arts, Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM) and the Helen McPherson Smith Trust, the Grimwade Centre has updated and republished the reCollections guide to the care and management of cultural collections principally for non-conservators working with cultural collections.
Learn more about the Grimwade Centre through videos of recent events, seminars and workshops
Disclaimer: Work in these videos is undertaken or supervised by highly skilled conservation experts from the Grimwade Centre. Please consult an expert before undertaking any conservation action. Professional services are available through the our commercial services.
The Grimwade Centre student project blog showcases the work of our Masters and PhD students