Yearly Archives: 2013

Paint and Project Planning

After the excitement of the RACA dinner we are now back into practicalities. Vicki Humphrey is working with the National Museum’s three conservation labs to coordinate the work on the different components of the vehicle. While the bulk of the … Continue reading

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Royal Automobile Club of Australia Gala Dinner

We are very excited about our collaboration with the Royal Automobile Club of Australia, (RACA), in Sydney, who held a motoring gala dinner on 3 July to celebrate Australian motoring history. This red carpet event had it all; fine dining, … Continue reading

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Royal Car on the ABC

The National Museum’s Royal Daimler has made it on television.

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Queen’s Birthday Honours

Congratulations to all the recipients of the recent Queen’s Birthday Honours Awards. The image displayed is Sir William Dargie’s ‘wattle painting’ of Queen Elizabeth II. This image is part of the National Musuem’s collection and was painted in honour of … Continue reading

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Book your tickets

Royal Automobile Club of Australia Motoring Gala Dinner 7:00pm, Wednesday 3 July 2013, Macquarie Street Sydney The Royal Automobile Club of Australia invites you to join members and guests to celebrate Australia’s rich motoring history with leaders of motoring clubs … Continue reading

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Gala Dinner for Daimler

Royal Automobile Club of Australia (RACA) to host annual dinner and raise funds for the Royal Daimler Project.

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What does our Conservation team think: conservation not restoration

Below you can see four additional petrol caps are used to illustrate the type of effect you would get from each treatment.

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Here is a challenge for you: Conservation not restoration

When conservators are treating objects, including large technology objects, they aim to preserve as much of the original as possible. This is different from the approach of restoration, which might replace original materials, for instance paint surfaces, and would aim … Continue reading

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Royal Daimler returns to Mitchell

Our large technology conservation team, led by Ainslie Greiner, is delighted with the positive visitor response to the Museum Workshop: the art, science and craft of the conservator exhibition.

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Seventy years in one family

We had news from another distant relation last week, when the owner of a beautiful 1934 Humber Pullman got in touch after coming across this blog.

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