Twentieth Century in Paint Project

The 2013 AICCM (Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials) Award for Outstanding Research in the Field of Materials Conservation for the Grimwade Centre’s Twentieth Century in Paint project acknowledged the impact of this important ARC Linkage Project that included the industry partners, National Art Gallery Malaysia, SEAMEO SPAFA Bangkok, National Gallery of Victoria, Tate Britain, Getty Conservation Institute, Queensland Art Gallery, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Artlab Australia and researchers Professor Robyn Sloggett, Dr Nicole Tse, Schiesser, C, Best, S, Drennan, J, Clark, J and Learner, T.

The citation read “This three year research project (2009-2012) developed a collaborative team of researchers to investigate painting media used in Australia and South East Asia in the 20thc. Its immense collaborative output has informed new standards for research in modern paint media. The research outputs have been hugely beneficial to paintings conservation in Australia and have allowed three senior paintings conservators, in particular, to be skilled up in many areas of analysis and understanding paint technology and use.”