Paper, photography, parchments and books conservation treatments

19th Century Prison Record

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

No.2 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, 1917

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.

Gulf Station Wallpaper project

In 2015, The Grimwade Centre 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.