Conservation of Paper Materials: The Basics

3:00pm Thursday, 24 June 2021
4:00pm Thursday, 24 June 2021
Zoom, Australian Capital Territory 2600

Join AMaGA and professional conservators, Robyn Ho and Eleanor Valier from c/o Studios, for a webinar on basic paper conservation. 

We will discuss preventative conservation strategies for works on paper including drawings, prints, photographs, maps, and watercolours. In this session we aim to cover storage, environmental considerations, handling, mounting and framing.

Participants are invited to send in images and questions relating to specific items in your collection prior to the webinar, which Eleanor and Robyn will discuss in the Q&A segment of the webinar.

Robyn Ho is a conservator and interior designer with experience in art conservation, architecture, teaching, research and publishing. She holds a Bachelor of Design (Interior Design), RMIT University and a Master of Cultural Materials Conservation, University of Melbourne. She was AICCM Student of the Year 2017 and awarded Faculty of Arts Dean’s Honours in conservation. Robyn was a wall paintings intern at the Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology, China and has worked for the University of Melbourne, as well as various private conservation studios in Melbourne and Sydney since 2016. Previously, Robyn was a senior interior designer at Six Degrees Architects and has 15 years’ of commercial architectural experience.

Eleanor Vallier has a background in art conservation, art history and gallery management. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Art History) and a Master of Cultural Materials Conservation from the University of Melbourne. She was the AICCM Student of the Year 2016 and the Marylyn Mayo Intern at Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki in 2018. She has completed an internship at Waringarri Aboriginal Art Centre and worked in private practice in San Francisco during 2018-2019.

c/o Studios is a partnership between Robyn and Eleanor. Originally trained in painting conservation, Robyn and Eleanor enjoy problem solving to find creative solutions to conserve a variety of material types and artworks. Their practice values lateral thinking, collaborative methodologies and ethical frameworks in all that they do. Collectively they have over 20 years’ experience working locally, nationally and internationally within the areas of design, fine art, architecture, galleries, museums and community engagement, and bring a unique perspective to the care of your artworks. This interdisciplinary experience allows them to confidently to contend with the complex conservation and documentation needs of contemporary artworks. They also work with traditional and modern paintings, sculpture, time-based and installation art, frames, wall paintings, and other painted surfaces.


24th June 2021

3 – 4 PM AEST (Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane)

1 – 2 PM AWST (Perth)

2.30 – 3.30 PM ACST (Adelaide, Darwin)


COST (Including recording and resources)

Members: $30

Non-Members: $60


Everyone who registers will receive a copy of the webinar. The webinar will also be available to purchase later. For past webinars please see here

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Please note for bulk registrations or larger organisations who wish to register, please contact the AMaGA National Office on 02 6230 0346.

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