Key Info

  • Position Title
    Manager, Materials Conservation
  • Branch
    Materials Conservation
    Australian Museum Research Institute

Email Colin Macgregor


I have been working with the museum's ethnographic, archaeological and natural history collections since 1989 and have been Manager of Materials Conservation since 2001. I have been involved with the museum's disaster planning since the early '90s and worked on a number of major temporary exhibitions. Before moving to Australia, I worked with the Scottish Museums Council, Sheffield City Museums and the National Museum of Scotland. Qualified with a post-graduate diploma in Archaeological Conservation at Durham University in 1981. Field experience includes working on archaeological projects in the UK, Italy, Cyprus, Australia and Vanuatu and also worked on the conservation and relocation of Aboriginal carved and scarred trees throughout NSW.


• Member, AICCM (NSW Division) [Treasurer 2004-present, Committee member and Newsletter editor 1990-1996, President 1993-1995]

• Council member, Australian Museum Society [1999-2003]
• Member, Museums Australia (NSW) [Committee member 2000-2004]
• Committee member and Bulletin editor, Scottish Society for Conservation and Restoration [1987-1989]

• Chairman of the Sydney Custodial and Curatorial Institutions Disaster Preparedness Group [1993-1996]
• Member of the Australian & NZ Forensic Science Society


Diploma of Archaeological Conservation - Durham University 1981

Bachelor of Social Sciences - University of Edinburgh 1977