Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation
The Grimwade Centre at dusk. Photographer: Emily Bartlett
The Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation (GCCMC) is the only centre of its kind in Australia, combining both the theory and practice of cultural material conservation. Our teaching programs offer specialist courses in conservation and art authentication. The Centre has a strong research track record and active research programs, with national and international collaborations. In addition, the Centre seeks to develop graduate research opportunities, relating to the broader issues of cultural preservation, particularly for communities and cultures within the Asian-Pacific region. Specialisations include conservation treatment of paintings, works on paper, frames, and object and architectural conservation; research and technical analysis; collection management reports and strategy plans.
GCCMC students have access to local industry partners and internship opportunities with leading museums, galleries, archives and libraries. Partners include Heritage Victoria, National Gallery of Victoria, State Library of Victoria, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Western Australian Museum, Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland Museum, Art Gallery of New South Wales, International Conservation Services, Artlab Australia, Museum Victoria, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and the Australian War Memorial, National Gallery of Australia, National Library of Australia, Australian Archives and a range of organisations in Malaysia, India, New Zealand, New Caledonia, and Spain. The Masters program is unique in drawing on interdisciplinary expertise across the Arts and Science faculties and collections on campus.
The Centre has responsibility for the conservation of The University of Melbourne's vast collections of cultural material and provides commercial conservation programs, treatments and advice for individuals and organisations.
The GCCMC is committed to strong national and international engagement, and particularly values the work it undertakes with close partners in Australia and the Asia-Pacific. Learn about our partnerships with national and international organisations. More information...
- University Breadth subject: UNIB20004 Cultural Forensics: Intent to Deceive
- Caring For Heritage Collections An Online Learning Program
- Conservation subjects 2015
- GCCMC student resources
- Chemistry Bridging Course
- GCCMC information for prospective students
- GCCMC graduate coursework student resources
- GCCMC Research and Graduate Studies Scheme
- Attribution, technical studies and art crime
- Conservation of cultural materials in the tropics and biodeterioration (conservation in the Asia-Pacific)
- The Twentieth Century in Paint website
- Asia-Pacific Twentieth Century Conservation Art Research Network (APTCCARN)
- Materials characterisation and conservation treatment studies
- Collections, conservation policy and community