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  • 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.

    2 weeks, 1 day ago, by Carolyn Murphy

  • Have I got your attention?

    In the highlands of Papua New Guinea, some young men wear wigs decorated with bright bird plumes as part of a traditional bachelor cult. Just like in nature, these fine feathers are used to attract attention.

    3 months ago, by Kerry Head

  • Not your average jewels

    Twelve scrotum of marsupial tree-dwellers are not the sort of thing you’re likely to find on a piece of modern personal adornment, but when in Wonenara in the Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea...

    6 months ago, by Kerry Head

  • In the frame

    A little over a year ago I began my three-year traineeship in reproduction decorative frame-making with David Butler, who has been making frames for the Gallery for over 20 years.

    6 months, 2 weeks ago, by Tom Langlands

  • Colour and music rolled into one

    Painted on two piano rolls, this work by Roy de Maistre translates a classical music score into an array of vibrant colour. A recent conservation project has not only stabilised it for display but also revealed much about the artist's materials and techniques.

    1 year, 2 months ago, by Analiese Treacy

  • Roy de Maistre shapes up

    Several Roy de Maistre artworks were in poor shape due to inappropriate storage and remedial treatment before the Gallery acquired them. A recent conservation project has remedied much of the damage, allowing them to be displayed again.

    1 year, 3 months ago, by Andrea Nottage

  • The cracks of Jealousy

    It's one of Tom Roberts' most important studio paintings of the 1880s but it's rarely been seen due to its poor condition. A new conservation project is underway to change that.

    1 year, 5 months ago, by Andrea Nottage

  • Preserving the posters of Toulouse-Lautrec

    Conservators have the ability to reduce the signs of aging - even when an object is over 100 years old.

    1 year, 10 months ago, by Analiese Treacy

  • 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, 1 month ago, by Carolyn Murphy