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.
8 months, 1 week 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.
8 months, 3 weeks 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.
9 months, 2 weeks 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, 10 months ago, by 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.