The Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation (GCCMC) staff are required to be members of the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials and abide by the AICCM code of ethics and code of practice. A number of staff are professional members of the AICCM, having undertaken a peer review process.
|Jude Fraser||Conservation Services Senior Manager|
Paper, Parchment, Book and Photography Conservation
|Jude Fraser||Senior Paper & Photographs Conservator|
|Libby Melzer||Senior Paper & Parchment Conservator|
|Katy Glen||Paper & Photographs Conservator|
|Briony Pemberton||Paper Conservator|
|Noni Zachri||Paper & Photographs Conservator|
|Peter Mitchelson||Assistant Paper & Books Conservator|
|Cushla Hill||Senior Paintings Conservator|
|Caroline Fry||Paintings Conservator|
|Catherine Nunn||Paintings Conservator|
|Vanessa Kowalski||Paintings Conservator|
Objects, Textiles and Archaeological Conservation
|Holly Jones-Amin||Senior Objects & Archaeological Conservator|
|Carmela Lonetti||Objects & Textile Conservator|
|Marion Parker||Textile Conservator|
Frames Conservation and Archival Mounting
|Jordi Casasayas||Frames Conservator & Archival Mounting|
Research and Technical Analysis
|Dr Petronella Nel||Research & Technical Analysis|
|Dr Nicole Tse||Research & International Programs|
|Vanessa Kowalski||Research & Technical Analysis|
The Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation (GCCMC) provides conservation services to the University of Melbourne's Cultural Collections and provides commercial conservation programs for individuals and organisations outside the University.
- The building is a relatively recent construction (less than 15 years old) which was purpose built for housing the Public Record Office Victoria collection.
- The building is environmentally controlled, with temperature and humidity set at the recommended levels for cultural heritage items.
- The building has a high level of security:
- 24 hour on-site security personnel and camera surveillance
- No public access to GCCMC-Conservation Services areas without an accompanying staff member. All visitors have to be signed in at the Security desk.
- GCCMC-Conservation Services laboratories and store room are always locked when unattended
- Internal and external doors throughout the building and external gates to the loading dock car park and public car park are locked after hours
- The building has thermal and smoke detectors throughout and a wet-pipe extinguisher system.
- The building has 24-hour temperature and relative humidity controls in place.
- A fully covered, weatherproof loading dock can accommodate large art transport trucks, allowing the loading bay door to be closed for security while loading and unloading.
- The University of Melbourne has its own insurance and clients' objects are covered under the University's insurance while the objects are on GCCMC-Conservation Services premises. If objects are covered by the client's own insurance, it is recommended that you inform your insurance company that the object has been relocated. Clients may wish to take out their own insurance cover whilst the works are in transit to and from GCCMC-Conservation Services premises.
- GCCMC-Conservation Services has one of the best-equipped commercial laboratories in Australia and has access to a wide range of analytical equipment and expertise at The University of Melbourne.