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Remembering an Australian legend

Over the weekend I took the opportunity to visit the National Portrait Gallery to view the very impressive bronze sculpture of Sir Jack Brabham. Until I was informed by one of our Royal Daimler Project partners, I hadn’t been aware … Continue reading

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Donations are growing

Thanks to many generous Museum visitors making a contribution to donations boxes in the hall of the National Museum, the Royal Daimler Project fundraising total has now reached $41,078.80! With less than $19,000 to raise we are feeling very confident … Continue reading

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Fit for a king, a queen and maybe a prince!

News today that William, Kate and George might be heading to Australia to next year. news link Did you know that the Royal Daimler in the Museum’s collection was originally painted in the little prince’s great grandfather, King George’s, colours? … Continue reading

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Project team visit the MG Club of Canberra

On 8 August, Vicki Humphrey, Head of Conservation, and I were invited by the MG Car Club of Canberra to give a presentation on the Museum’s conservation work and the Royal Daimler Project. We were warmly welcomed by club President … 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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Uncle Elmer bought the Queen’s car

 I recieved this interesting story from a Project donor this week.  I wonder which of the Queen’s cars he sat in? 

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Wiring diagrams

The Victorian Daimler Owners Club kindly sent some wiring diagrams for the DE 36 landaulette. These will help our conservators immensely when they start  work on the electrics of the vehicle.  

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