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Conservation During the COVID-19 Shutdown

NGV's head of conservation Michael Varcoe-Cocks working on the painting The Pilgrim Fathers.CREDIT:SIMON SCHLUTER

Conservation During the COVID-19 Shutdown

Thursday 30 Apr 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

PGAV members are invited to a special information session on Conservation During the COVID-19 Shutdown presented by Michael Varcoe-Cocks, Head of Conservation and MaryJo Lelyveld, Coordinating Conservator from NGV Conservation.

When: Thursday 30 April 2020
Time: 11am - 12pm
Venue: videoconference
RSVP Essential: anne.robertson@pgav.ngv.vic.gov.au

Topics Covered:

  • Overview of how NGV Conservation is dealing with the COVID-19 shutdown
  • Preventative Measures - lighting, RH, pest control
  • Loans - temporary exhibitions, insurance issues
  • Collections & Disaster Preparedness - overview
  • Q&A

This event is part of PGAV's Professional Development Program, which is proudly supported by the Besen Family Foundation.

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Photo via The Age. Photo by Simon Schluter. 
Article - In the cold dark of the shuttered NGV, a conservator worries over dust, by Nick Miller, 2 May 2020,  The Age. Read the article here.

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