Installing QINGSONG Night revels Holding roll and holding work against wall
Installing QINGSONG Night revels, Pinning the work onto the wall
CCAC – Centre of Conservation of Contemporary Art
Launched in 2006, the Centre for Contemporary Art Conservation (CCAC) was developed as an initiative of the Gallery of Modern Art. Its mission is to develop understanding of the conservation implications of contemporary art materials.
Unlike traditional artist’s materials, new materials can be delicate or unstable. Understanding the chemical properties of new materials through research and analysis (and thus a material’s lifespan and degradation patterns) is critical to the development of effective conservation plans to ensure an artwork’s long term viability.
The CCAC is managed by the Head of Conservation and conducts activities in addition to day-to-day conservation duties of collection management, exhibition, loan preparation, and research and restoration of the pre 1970 collections. The CCAC aims to become a resource for conservation of contemporary art both within Australia and throughout the region internationally.
While there are conservation facilities at both Gallery sites for ongoing conservation work, CCAC activities are conducted primarily at GoMA involving the post 1970 collections.
Besides research programs the CCAC provides a professional workshop program, internships and student support, and a conservation public program.
The Gallery in conjunction with the University of Queensland hosts PhD candidate, Gillian Osmond, who is researching the Gallery’s paintings collection, looking specifically at the use and deterioration of zinc in oil paint production in Australia.
QAG hosts interns from the Conservation course at the University of Melbourne and also from overseas, including the USA and Europe.
2012: Planning is underway for a 20 th Century in paint symposium as part of the ARC grant
2010: An introduction to the conservation of photographic collections. A Workshop for Conservators & Preservation Technicians , p resented by AICCM and hosted by the CCAC and State Library of Queensland.
2008: GoMA hosted two five-day intensive courses; New methods for cleaning paintings and New methods for cleaning painted surfaces of 3D objects. These courses were for conservators interested in new cleaning methods for painted and coated surfaces. During the courses, instructor Richard Wolbers presented participants with a general survey of the theoretical principles needed to evaluate and formulate tailored aqueous and solvent-based cleaning systems.
2007: In partnership with AICCM and the State Library of Queensland. Three day conference and Public Lecture by Dr Tom Learner, research scientist Getty Research Institute USA. Publication of 270 page Contemporary Collections, AICCM National Conference pre prints edited by GoMA staff.
Richard Wolbers Cleaning Painted surfaces workshop 2008
Pagliarino, A. 2011 Complex Conversions – archiving Tony Cokes’ Pop Manifestos , in The Bulletin, AICCM (edition to be issued)
Pagliarino, A. 2011 Monumental and on the move , in ICOM-CC Preprints, Portugal Meeting 2011, ICOM (in editing)
Wild, L. 2011, Conservation and exhibition preparation of a contemporary indigenous Australian artwork: ‘Tree sculpture’ Lena Yarinkura , in ICOM-CC Ethnographic Newsletter (edition to be issued)
Osmond, G. and Carter, A. 2010 The effect of conductivity on water solubility: cleaning a modern Chinese oil painting , in Preprints of New Insights into the Cleaning of Paintings conference, Valencia, Spain, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia and Smithsonian Institution
Barrett, K. and Shellard, S. 2010 Development of a prototype: a rolling mechanism to aid the installation of oversize works on paper , in Preprints of the 6 th AICCM Book, Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium, Melbourne, VIC, AICCM
Carter, A. 2008 100% potential: painting conservation and contemporary art at the Queensland Art Gallery , in Paintings Conservation in Australia from the 19 th Century to the present: connecting the past to the future, AICCM
Osmond, G. 2008 The impact of Richard Wolbers , in Paintings Conservation in Australia from the 19 th Century to the present: connecting the past to the future, AICCM
Shellard, S. 2008 Stabilising Montien Boonma’s Trio and Flattening Dong Wei’s Snapshot: two case studies involving collaboration and adaption , in Preprints of the 5 th AICCM Book, Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium, Canberra, ACT, AICCM
Pagliarino, A. and Osmond, G. (Editors) 2007 Contemporary Collections , AICCM Preprints of the National Conference 2007, AICCM
Wild L. and Pagliarino, A. 2007 Documentation of installation artworks at QAG │ GoMA in Contemporary Collections, AICCM