Metals Conservation Workshop

When: 10:00am - 05/06/2021

Location: 49 Broadway, Nedlands

Presenters: Dr Ian MacLeod and Vanessa Wiggin, two of WA’s most experienced conservators.

Topics include:
Causes of corrosion
Handling metals
Storage and display materials
Environmental factors
Cleaning metals
Protective coatings

The workshop will include an illustrated talk and a practical workshop on cleaning techniques.
Participants are encouraged to bring along small metal items for discussion and practical component.

Dr Ian MacLeod has been a practising conservator for more than 40 years, most of that time spent with
the WA Museum Materials Conservation Dept. He has treated many items from the history collections of
the WA Museum and community-based museums around WA.

Vanessa Wiggin has a background as an objects and metals conservator, and has worked for a number of
major institutions, including the Art Gallery of WA and the WA Museum. Her business, Museumly
(formerly ArtWorks Conservation), undertakes conservation treatments for objects large and small, as
well as providing conservation training and consultancy services. Vanessa also works as a Local History
Officer for the City of Kwinana, and is the Curator of the Royal WA Historical Society.

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Event information: Metals Conservation Workshop

Booking information

Cleaning materials supplied for use on the day

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided. Please indicate any dietary restrictions.

Workshop bookings:


Tele: 9386 3841

Numbers limited, so book soon!

Cost 100