Image: Kate photographing a spear

Kate photographing a spear

Kate is photgraphing a spear which is one of the objects going on loan to the Casula Powerhouse Art Centre. The condition of each artefact is documeted in writing and using photography before they leave the Australian Museum. This allows Conservators to assess if any damage occurs during the loan process. The detailed documenation and sign off procedures also enable Conservators to ascertain when and how any damage occurs. Experienced Conservation staff have been preparing and packing artefacts for travel for decades and unexpected damage to artefacts is now thankfully very rare.

Megan Dean-Jones
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