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Workshop schedules

Workshop schedules

Conservator Peter Bucke working on the Blaxland clock.
Conservator Peter Bucke working on the Blaxland clock. Photo: George Serras.

See conservators in action 

The Museum Workshop exhibition brings to life the National Museum of Australia's paper and textiles, large technology, and objects and paintings conservation labs.

Large technology lab: The 1948 Daimler car used by Queen Elizabeth II during her 1954 tour of Australia isn’t going anywhere just yet – she’s a work in progress. We’re working towards having her operational and ready for display in time for the 60th anniversary of the royal tour. See what’s under the bonnet and find out why we love the sound of an engine.

Objects and paintings lab: See specialist horological skills in action as we service our diverse collection of clocks and chronometers. Discover how we prepare objects for display, and watch as we treat the cracks, splits and flaky surfaces that affect some of our Aboriginal bark paintings.

Paper and textiles lab: Discover the measures conservators take to keep our history alive as they work on precious photo albums and period costumes for our upcoming exhibition, Glorious Days: Australia 1913.

Schedules

Check the monthly schedules below for details of each lab's operation. Please note that no conservators will be working in the exhibition on 24 or 26 December 2012. The Museum is closed on 25 December 2012.

October 2012

Day

Date

Time

Conservators in action in these labs

Thu 25 Oct 11am – 3pm Large technology Paper and textiles
Fri 26 Oct 11am – 3pm Large technology Paper and textiles
Sat 27 Oct 11am – 3pm Large technology Objects and paintings Paper and textiles
Sun 28 Oct 11am – 3pm Large technology Objects and paintings
Mon 29 Oct 11am – 3pm Objects and paintings Paper and textiles
Tue 30 Oct 11am – 3pm Objects and paintings Paper and textiles
Wed 31 Oct 11am – 3pm Large technology Paper and textiles

November 2012

Day

Date

Time

Conservators in action in these labs

Thu 01 Nov 11am – 3pm Large technology Paper and textiles
Fri 02 Nov 11am – 3pm Large technology Objects and paintings
Sat 03 Nov 11am – 3pm Large technology Objects and paintings
Sun 04 Nov 11am – 3pm Objects and paintings Paper and textiles
Mon 05 Nov 11am – 3pm Objects and paintings Paper and textiles
Tue 06 Nov 11am – 3pm Large technology Paper and textiles
Wed 07 Nov 11am – 3pm Large technology Paper and textiles
Thu 08 Nov 11am – 3pm Large technology Objects and paintings
Fri 09 Nov 11am – 3pm Large technology Objects and paintings
Sat 10 Nov 11am – 3pm Objects and paintings Paper and textiles
Sun 11 Nov 11am – 3pm Objects and paintings Paper and textiles
Mon 12 Nov 11am – 3pm Large technology Paper and textiles
Tue 13 Nov 11am – 3pm Large technology Paper and textiles
Wed 14 Nov 11am – 3pm Large technology Objects and paintings
Thu 15 Nov 11am – 3pm Large technology Objects and paintings
Fri 16 Nov 11am – 3pm Objects and paintings Paper and textiles
Sat 17 Nov 11am – 3pm Objects and paintings Paper and textiles
Sun 18 Nov 11am – 3pm Large technology Paper and textiles
Mon 19 Nov 11am – 3pm Large technology Paper and textiles
Tue 20 Nov 11am – 3pm Large technology Objects and paintings
Wed 21 Nov 11am – 3pm Large technology Objects and paintings
Thu 22 Nov 11am – 3pm Objects and paintings Paper and textiles
Fri 23 Nov 11am – 3pm Objects and paintings Paper and textiles
Sat 24 Nov 11am – 3pm Large technology Paper and textiles
Sun 25 Nov 11am – 3pm Large technology Paper and textiles
Mon 26 Nov 11am – 3pm Large technology Objects and paintings
Tue 27 Nov 11am – 3pm Large technology Objects and paintings
Wed 28 Nov 11am – 3pm Objects and paintings Paper and textiles
Thu 29 Nov 11am – 3pm Objects and paintings Paper and textiles
Fri 30 Nov 11am – 3pm Large technology Paper and textiles

December 2012

Day

Date

Time

Conservators in action in these labs

Sat 01 Dec 11am – 3pm Large technology Paper and textiles
Sun 02 Dec 11am – 3pm Large technology Objects and paintings
Mon 03 Dec 11am – 3pm Large technology Objects and paintings
Tue 04 Dec 11am – 3pm Objects and paintings Paper and textiles
Wed 05 Dec 11am – 3pm Objects and paintings Paper and textiles
Thu 06 Dec 11am – 3pm Large technology Paper and textiles
Fri 07 Dec 11am – 3pm Large technology Paper and textiles
Sat 08 Dec 11am – 3pm Large technology Objects and paintings
Sun 09 Dec 11am – 3pm Large technology Objects and paintings
Mon 10 Dec 11am – 3pm Objects and paintings Paper and textiles
Tue 11 Dec 11am – 3pm Objects and paintings Paper and textiles
Wed 12 Dec 11am – 3pm Large technology Paper and textiles
Thu 13 Dec 11am – 3pm Large technology Paper and textiles
Fri 14 Dec 11am – 3pm Large technology Objects and paintings
Sat 15 Dec 11am – 3pm Large technology Objects and paintings
Sun 16 Dec 11am – 3pm Objects and paintings Paper and textiles
Mon 17 Dec 11am – 3pm Objects and paintings Paper and textiles
Tue 18 Dec 11am – 3pm Large technology Paper and textiles
Wed 19 Dec 11am – 3pm Large technology Paper and textiles
Thu 20 Dec 11am – 3pm Large technology Objects and paintings
Fri 21 Dec 11am – 3pm Large technology Objects and paintings
Sat 22 Dec 11am – 3pm Objects and paintings Paper and textiles
Sun 23 Dec 11am – 3pm Objects and paintings Paper and textiles
Mon 24 Dec 11am – 3pm
Tue 25 Dec 11am – 3pm
Wed 26 Dec 11am – 3pm
Thu 27 Dec 11am – 3pm Large technology Objects and paintings
Fri 28 Dec 11am – 3pm Objects and paintings Paper and textiles
Sat 29 Dec 11am – 3pm Objects and paintings Paper and textiles
Sun 30 Dec 11am – 3pm Large technology Paper and textiles
Mon 31 Dec 11am – 3pm Large technology Paper and textiles

January 2013

Day

Date

Time

Conservators in action in these labs

Tue 01 Jan 11am – 3pm Large technology Objects and paintings
Wed 02 Jan 11am – 3pm Large technology Objects and paintings
Thu 03 Jan 11am – 3pm Objects and paintings Paper and textiles
Fri 04 Jan 11am – 3pm Objects and paintings Paper and textiles
Sat 05 Jan 11am – 3pm Large technology Paper and textiles
Sun 06 Jan 11am – 3pm Large technology Paper and textiles
Mon 07 Jan 11am – 3pm Large technology Objects and paintings
Tue 08 Jan 11am – 3pm Large technology Objects and paintings
Wed 09 Jan 11am – 3pm Objects and paintings Paper and textiles
Thu 10 Jan 11am – 3pm Objects and paintings Paper and textiles
Fri 11 Jan 11am – 3pm Large technology Paper and textiles
Sat 12 Jan 11am – 3pm Large technology Paper and textiles
Sun 13 Jan 11am – 3pm Large technology Objects and paintings
Mon 14 Jan 11am – 3pm Large technology Objects and paintings
Tue 15 Jan 11am – 3pm Objects and paintings Paper and textiles
Wed 16 Jan 11am – 3pm Objects and paintings Paper and textiles
Thur 17 Jan 11am – 3pm Large technology Paper and textiles
Fri 18 Jan 11am – 3pm Large technology Paper and textiles
Sat 19 Jan 11am – 3pm Large technology Objects and paintings
Sun 20 Jan 11am – 3pm Large technology Objects and paintings
Mon 21 Jan 11am – 3pm Objects and paintings Paper and textiles
Tue 22 Jan 11am – 3pm Objects and paintings Paper and textiles
Wed 23 Jan 11am – 3pm Large technology Paper and textiles
Thu 24 Jan 11am – 3pm Large technology Paper and textiles
Fri 25 Jan 11am – 3pm Large technology Objects and paintings
Sat 26 Jan 11am – 3pm Large technology Objects and paintings Paper and textiles
Sun 27 Jan 11am – 3pm Objects and paintings Paper and textiles
Mon 28 Jan 11am – 3pm Objects and paintings Paper and textiles