Hi friends, Alby here from Conservation 🔬We have been having such an inspiring week in the Conservation Lab that I couldn't resist sharing our discoveries with you all for a second time. As you may have seen in my Wednesday post we welcomed forty conservators from across Australia and New Zealand to learn from Associate Professor Richard Wolbers about new techniques in washing paper and stain removal. We can't wait to modify our existing practice to include these new-found skills in the conservation of our collections here at the State Library! Documents marred by aged discoloured brown tape are in our sights, along with iron staining and silvering out of photographs.
Not only are Wolbers' cleaning systems highly effective, they are also environmentally conscious using green products with a much lower environmental impact. The future of paper conservation is looking rosy. Or should I say green? 🌱Thank you to the Gordon Darling Foundation for facilitating this invaluable experience.
“Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.” - Amy Poehler ... Between improv classes and collaborating with friends on photos, 2018 is already incredible and it’s not even February!!! #staytuned