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Friday 14 Dec 2018, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The workshop will be delivered by Preservation Australia and has been developed for those who already have a written disaster preparedness plan and need training in salvage and recovery procedures should a disaster strike. The day will involve practical demonstrations and hands-on work for all participants in salvage procedures for most collection materials.
Areas covered include:
  • Setting up a recovery area
  • Preparing and using Action Sheets
  • When to contact a conservator
  • Recovery of water-damaged objects
  • Recovery of fire-damaged objects
  • Recovery of structurally damaged objects
  • Preparing objects for freezing
  • Preparing objects for travel/storage
  • Documentation of recovery

Kay Söderlund 
Director, Preservation Australia

Kay has worked as a professional conservator for over 30 years, including with the Australian Museum, Powerhouse Museum and the State Library of New South Wales, where she headed the project to conserve the Journals of the First Fleet for the 1988 Bicentennial celebrations.  She was one of the first conservators in Australia to recognise the role preventative conservation would play in the preservation of collections and in 1992 trained in Preventative Conservation with the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles, USA.  In 2004, Kay established Preservation Australia Pty Ltd – a conservation business focusing on works on paper, photographs, documents, maps and plans; and including preventative conservation consulting and training workshops. 

Kay is a past National President of the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM), and was an executive member of National Council for many years. She is a Professional Member of AICCM (PMAICCM) and a Fellow of the International Institute for Conservation (IIC).  Over the years she has held several committee positions with Museums Australia (NSW) including State President. She has various publications to her name and has presented countless papers, workshops and seminars on conservation subjects, preventive conservation issues, and museum management.


Friday 14 December 2018, 10.00am - 4.00pm


Venue: The Ian Potter Museum of Art, 801 Swanston Street, University of Melbourne, Parkville Vic 3052

Prices and booking
  • PGAV Member $330 / Non-Member $440 
  • All costs are GST inclusive
  • Registrations close Monday 10 December 2018 at 12 noon.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
  • Registered participants that are no longer able to attend may nominate a substitute up until the starting time. Where possible, please notify the PGAV of substitutions and cancellations by email, up until Thursday 6 December 2018 at 12 noon. 
  • Cancellations received before Monday 10 December 2018 at 12 noon will be refunded, less an administration fee of $55 including GST.
  • Cancellations received after Monday 10 December 2018 at 12 noon are not refundable.
  • Exceptions are at the discretion of the PGAV.
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Image: Collection Store, Gippsland Art Gallery. Courtesy of Gippsland Art Gallery. 

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