Category Archives: Conservation

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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We began by looking at the inlet manifold

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

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The lift

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

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Conservation Partner Tour a success

We are so pleased to announce a very successful Royal Daimler Conservation Partner Tour of Museum Workshop exhibition featuring the body of the Royal Daimler being lifted from the chassis.

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Museum Workshop exhibition opens

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.

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