Tag Archives: Royal Daimler Project
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
What a delightful way to finish the week with a $2,000 donation recieved, bringing our overall total to $11,036.50. Thank you so much to all of our supporters for helping make the Royal Daimler fit for a queen again. Become … Continue reading
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
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.
Sometimes I feel a little spoilt working at the Museum with so much interesting information right at my fingertips. In my bid to find out more about the Royal Tour, I visited the Museum Library. This is an incredible resource, … Continue reading
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
Time flies when you’re really busy. The Museum’s conservators are working hard at our Mitchell location preparing the Royal Daimler for the Museum Workshop exhibition that opens on 25 October 2012. Museum Workshop: The Art, Science and Craft of the … 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.
Object pick ups are always a bit exciting and a bit sad. Someone is always losing a piece of history to the national collection – and the nation is gaining a story. The 15th of November 2009 was no different. … Continue reading