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  • Take a Captain Cook at this

    The Gallery has just one painting from Captain James Cook's voyages in our collection but its poor condition has meant that for some years we haven't been able to exhibit it.

    3 days, 16 hours ago, by Carolyn Murphy

  • Conserving Clement's Flippant Flurry

    As works of art, Clement Meadmore's massive outdoor sculptures appear to effortlessly defy both gravity and the weight of their steel forms. As a practical challenge, getting one of the roof is far from effortless.

    1 week, 4 days ago, by Carolyn Murphy

  • Piguenit shines once more

    WC Piguenit's 'The upper Nepean' is back on display following conservation treatment that has returned its gorgeous golden frame to its former glory.

    1 month, 1 week ago, by Carolyn Murphy

  • Conserving a Gallery favourite

    It’s one of the Gallery’s most-loved works of art and now it’s back on display in its magnificent gold-leaf gilded frame after a major conservation project that was also an Australian first.

    2 years, 2 months ago, by Carolyn Murphy

Carolyn Murphy
Head of conservation


As head of conservation, one of Carolyn Murphy's roles is to let people know about conservation activities through the Gallery's blog. Many of the words and pictures, however, come originally from colleagues working directly on the projects.