Category Archives: Conservation

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 Car on the ABC

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

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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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Last days in Museum Workshop

Since the body was lifted off the chassis on 18th November, the conservators have been busy. The engine and transmission have been removed and the engine dismantled. Conservators knew there was a problem with the crankshaft, but  have been delighted to find … Continue reading

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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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Another milestone for the Royal Daimler Project

Our web team have added some wonderful photos of the Royal Daimler “lift” to the Museum Workshop exhibition website. On the 18th November the conservation team seperated the body of the vehicle from its chassis in front of a packed … Continue reading

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