Category Archives: Conservation

Spinning with the Royal Daimler

A Virtual Concourse D’elegance for the Museum’s Royal Daimler This Sunday, 20 October, the National Museum of Australia’s Royal Daimler will make a virtual appearance at the Centenary of Canberra Car Rally on the lawns of Old Parliament House. The … Continue reading

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Chassis work

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

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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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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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