Museum Skills Workshops:
Preventive conservation

About the event

a selection of paintings hanging in a collection store at the Abbey Museum
M&G QLD visit to Abbey Museum of Art & Archaeology, December 2020. Photo © Abbey Museum of Art & Archaeology.

Date: 7 September 2020
National Archives of Australia, Brisbane

Full day workshop with Christine Ianna, Conservator and Museum Consultant.

This workshop provided participants with a general overview and hands-on experience of preventive conservation principles that underpin the use and preservation of cultural collections. The workshop covered:

  • Key elements and terminology of Preventive Conservation
  • Factors contributing to deterioration of collections and objects in collections
  • Controlling and preventing damage and deterioration factors
  • Condition reporting

About Christine Ianna

Christine has worked in the Museum and Materials Conservation profession in Queensland for more than thirty years. She has held Conservation positions at the Queensland Museum, Queensland State Archives and State Library of Queensland. Christine is a Professional Member of the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM), the peak body for Conservators in Australia.

Christine is an established and respected conservator and consultant who has developed considerable expertise in providing preventive conservation advice and training to a variety of different resourced collections. She has current first-hand experience in digitising heritage published and written materials and extensive disaster preparedness experience.


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The Community Heritage Grants program is funded by the Australian Government through the National Library of Australia; the Ministry for the Arts; the National Archives of Australia; the National Film and Sound Archive and the National Museum of Australia.


Training & Professional Development team

Museums & Galleries Queensland

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