This drawing had several disfiguring yellow stains, as well as cockling within the stained areas. The paper was also discolourated from natural ageing, with various dirt marks and accretions. The ink itself was in a good stable condition.
This record book was in poor condition, with many pages detached and tears in the paper, which had been previously "repaired" with tape that was now degraded and discoloured and causing staining to the paper
This silver gelatin photograph exhibited heavy silver mirroring, whereby oxidation caused silver to migrate to the surface of the emulsion. The mount was also in poor condition, with localised staining and delaminating corners.
Extensive staining and discoloured was treated using tailor-made cleaning solutions
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In 2015, CCMC conservators treated ten samples of wallpaper taken from the Gulf Station homestead in Yarra Glen, Victoria. The conservation treatment was funded by the Copland Foundation.
The coating on the surface of the gramophone had become degraded. The desired outcome was to restore the surface of the gramophone, without affecting the acoustic qualities.