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Twilight Talks 2023 | Season 2, Session 4 | Ballarat Heritage Festival

May 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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Twilight Talks is back on again to celebrate the Ballarat Heritage Festival. We have a great line-up of talks:

Restoration of BMI Treasures 

Featuring Grimwade Conservation Services representatives outlining the recent restoration of the Baron von Mueller plant specimen folios, restoration of valuable books and heritage painting. This project was supported by a Living Heritage Grant from the Victorian Government.

Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation is Australia’s leading Centre of excellence for art and cultural materials conservation and preservation. Uniquely positioned as the only Centre of its kind in Australia and amongst only a few like organisations in the world, the Centre seeks to advance innovation and leadership of cultural heritage practice in the Asia-Pacific region through conservation education and training; research and advancement in cultural materials conservation innovation; and via Grimwade Conservation Services, the delivery of professional conservation consulting services

Built on the commitment that culture matters to individuals and societies, and on the understanding that the University of Melbourne has a critical role to play in the articulation and preservation of culture through teaching, research and knowledge transfer, the Centre plays a leading role in the advancement of best-practice in conservation implementation.

Three Key Speakers
Caroline Fry

Principal Conservator of Paintings will discuss how her many hours of careful detailed work went into the cleaning, repairing, and conservation of the early 19th Century painting of the Bonneted Girl and its ornate gilded frame.

Caroline Fry | Principal Conservator of paintings, Grimwade Conservation Services
Katy Glen

Principal Conservator of Paper will talk about how she and a team of conservation students, guided by experts from the Victorian Royal Botanical Gardens, cleaned, stabilised, and rehoused rare 219 botanical specimens that comprise Ferdinand von Mueller Educational Collection, making them more accessible for library visitors.

Katy Glen | Principal Conservator of paper, Grimwade Conservation Services
Penny Tripp

 Is General Manager of Grimwade Conservation Services. She manages a team of 16 conservators at the University of Melbourne on the delivery of a range of research translation and community engagement projects focusing on collection care and materials conservation. She is a cultural collections specialist with over 20-years’ experience in the heritage and creative industries and has worked in state and regional cultural organisations throughout Australia.

Penny Tripp | General Manager, Grimwade Conservation Services

Information on the full series 

Cost & Bookings | $15 per person BMI members | $20 per person regular (includes morning tea).

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View the full list of Ballarat Heritage Festival Events at the BMI


May 23
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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BMI – Humffray Room
117-119 Sturt Street
Ballarat Central, VIC 3350 Australia
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