With support from the Grimwade Centre’s Advisory Board, the centre is a joint initiative of the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Science and the Ian Potter Museum of Art.
The Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation is a joint initiative of the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Science and the Ian Potter Museum of Art in recognition of the potential for unique interdisciplinary collaboration in the field of cultural materials conservation. The Grimwade Centre is part of the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies.
With support from the Grimwade Centre’s Advisory Board we aim to:
- drive cross-disciplinary exchange and collaborations
- lead and influence innovative practices within the cultural heritage sector
- consolidate the use of the University of Melbourne Art Collection and other cultural collections on campus in teaching programs within the Faculties of Science and Arts
- highlight the interconnections between cultural policy, conservation and the role cultural materials plays in the growth of social capital and community identity
- increase knowledge of cultural materials conservation principles, methodologies and best-practice standards
- contribute to national and international debates, protocols and conventions relevant to cultural materials conservation and the scientific investigation of cultural materials
- emphasise an appreciation of cultural diversity, community sensitivities and a changing social context in the scientific and historical paradigms that exist within the cultural heritage and conservation sectors