Category Archives: condition
The Daimler chassis that has been a major presence in the Large Technology lab over the past few months has been moved to another Museum site for painting now that it has been repaired. The painting will be done on … Continue reading
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
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.
Nicki Smith spent Saturday 24th November working on the Daimler with Ian Stewart, in the Museum Workshop exhibition. Nicki is really enthusiastic about the work, reporting: “I’ve just spent a great day working with Ian Stewart on the Daimler. We … Continue reading
Please see below, pictures taken by George Serras the Museum’s photographer of the body of the Royal Daimler being lifted off the chassis during Museum Workshop exhibition on Sunday 18th November 2012, during the Conservation Partner Tour. You can become … Continue reading
We are excited to announce Museum Workshop has opened to over 2000 visitors in the first weekend. The following are pictures of our Royal Daimler arriving and being pushed into position in the exhibition space.
We had a successful trial lift of the body off the chassis of the Daimler. All so well planned and well executed that it looked easy. Thanks team! But an enormous amount of preparation was involved. When the Daimler was … Continue reading
A long hard day for our team in Mitchell led to some exciting news when the chassis number was revealed. The process involved location and lubrication of the fastening bolts before removal. The bolts at the rear of the guard were hidden underneath … Continue reading
On a warm sunny autumn day in Canberra outside the National Museum of Australia’s storage repository in Mitchell, the conservation team gave the Daimler a high pressure hot wash to remove heavy accretions of dirt and road debris from the undercarriage. Prior to the wash, ‘truck … Continue reading
As part of our conservation treatment, we have begun work on the body of the Daimler to remove internal carpets, floor panels and seats. In the pictures below, you can see that we have had some interesting finds.