Cushla Hill is Senior Paintings Conservator at the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation and Paintings Lecturer in the Academic Program. She has worked as a Paintings Conservator for various Australasian National Institutions and has extensive experience in Private Conservation Consultancy. Cushla is a professional member of the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials.

Cushla has delivered Conservation programs to the University of Canberra, University of Melbourne and Queens University, Ontario, Canada. Her areas of teaching expertise are the Materials and Techniques of Paintings, Treatment Techniques, Preventive Conservation and the Conservation of Contemporary Art. Her research interests include the Materials and Techniques of early 20thC Melbourne artists from the VCA School, and Modernist & Contemporary Australasian Art.


Professional member, Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials (AICCM)

Standard member, International Council of Museums (ICOM)


Journal Articles (*Refereed Journals)

  • *Hill, C. and Kowalski, V., 2009, 'The Grossi Florentino Project - A private collection in a public space,' AICCM Bulletin, 2009, pp. 25 - 32.
  • Hill, C., 2006, 'New beginnings: Conservation training at the University of Melbourne,'
    AICCM Paintings Special Interest group meeting. May 2006. Queensland Art Gallery
  • Hill, C. and E. Melzer, 2004, 'Conserving historical works from the VCA collection,' in Macnaughton, J., From life: works by early generations of students at the National Gallery Art School. Victorian College of The Arts, Melbourne.