National Science Week - Science of Conservation

Basket conservation Basket being repaired by Queensland Museum conservator.Join Queensland Museum conservator, Cathy ter Bogt, during Science Week as she demonstrates simple techniques for cleaning silver, reshaping fibre baskets and caring for your precious items. These sessions will be for two hours each day from 10:30-12:30 and be held in the Discovery Centre on Level 3.

Monday 13 August
10:30am - 12:30pm

Electrolytic silver cleaning
Come and see science in action as Museum conservator Cathy ter Bogt uses everyday household products to electrolytically clean silver. Other simple techniques for caring for your precious items will be discussed.


Tuesday 14 August
10:30am - 12:30pm

Electrolytic silver cleaning
Come and see science in action as Museum conservator Cathy ter Bogt uses everyday household products to electrolytically clean silver. Other simple techniques for caring for your precious items will be discussed.


Thursday 16 August
10:30am - 12:30pm

Reshaping fibre baskets
Museum conservator Cathy ter Bogt will demonstrate simple techniques used to reshape fibrework and organic objects. Other simple techniques for caring for your precious items will be discussed.


Friday 17 August
10:30am - 12:30pm

Reshaping fibre baskets
Museum conservator Cathy ter Bogt will demonstrate simple techniques used to reshape fibrework and organic objects. Other simple techniques for caring for your precious items will be discussed.

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Event Details

Dates
13 August 2012 - 17 August 2012
Location
Queenland Museum & Sciencentre, Discovery Centre, Level 3
Cost
Free