Tag Archives: Conservation

Plastics in Art: Part 1

David McDiarmid was one of the first Australian artists to use synthetic plastics as a principal medium in his art.  His choice reflects the increasing pervasiveness of plastics in everyday life during the 1970s and the growing availability of plastics …  More

Jack Meyer, Industrial Revolution

As you leave the retro cool of  mid-century Australian design and furniture pieces of the Mid-Century Modern  exhibition, you may be surprised by a last minute 3 meter long splash of the seventies that is more kamikazes and wine coolers …  More

Keith Haring mural is restored

In 1984 during a three week visit to Australia, New York artist, Keith Haring, undertook a number of public art events. In Melbourne these included painting the NGV’s waterwall and completing a mural on the wall of what was then …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 83

Conservator, Catherine Earley, speaks about preparing for Melbourne Now.   I’ve just come back to my desk after taking part in a project meeting for Melbourne Now.  Armed with a list of artists and artworks my mission at these recurring meetings …  More

The conservation of Kore (Acc.No. 1045A-D4).

Having recently begun conservation work on the NGV’s Kore (Acc.No. 1045A-D4), I would like to share some of the fascinating history around this work, and some insights into the conservation work currently being undertaken.   As conservators, we are always …  More

Correggio’s Madonna and Child with infant St John the Baptist

Correggio’s Madonna and Child with infant St John the Baptist is once again gracing the walls of the NGV following a conservation treatment. Acquired through the generosity of NGV Trustee Andrew Sisson in 2011 the work was briefly displayed after …  More