Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation
Ancestral ties to the Kabayan ‘fire’ mummies is driving research to save them
A family link to the Philippines’ Kabayan mummies inspired University of Melbourne research into environmental changes in the mountain caves that house them.
Conserving the world’s oldest processional dragon
The University of Melbourne's Grimwade Conservation Services have been conserving Loong 龍, the oldest intact Imperial processional dragon in the world.
Miniature Qur’ans and travelling manuscripts
Didar, a new exhibition on travelling manuscripts from the Grimwade Centre, University of Melbourne brings together themes of making and cultural knowledge.
Laos jars are slowly revealing their secrets
New dating techniques find Laos’ stone jars may be over 3000 years old, but the sites remained in ritualistic use longer, says University of Melbourne research.
Conserving Australia’s cultural record
University of Melbourne researchers, in partnership with Indigenous artists, are working to conserve Australia's cultural record – a key element of our identity
Faithfully conserving a Rembrandt
The Three Crosses is Rembrandt’s powerful depiction of Christ’s crucifixion. University of Melbourne expert explains how it is faithfully conserved for exhibit
Bringing a fire damaged book back from the brink
Conservators at the University of Melbourne have developed a new technique for preserving parchment, after rescuing a WW1 memorial book damaged by fire.
Restoring one of the world’s rarest maps
Conservators from the University of Melbourne have restored the 1663 Blaeu map, the first large scale map of Australia, now hanging in the National Library.
Peeling back history to reveal Melbourne’s faces from the past
A team of University of Melbourne conservators has discovered a rich history under layers of paint at Victoria's Trades Hall ahead of its redevelopment.
Rebuilding cultural heritage after disaster
A University of Melbourne team helped restore precious churches after the 2013 Philippine earthquake, adapting established Western conservation practices.