What’s under the Jacaranda: Hidden in the X–rays

It’s Jacaranda season in Brisbane, the time of year that splashes of fluorescent lavender coloured blooms dot the landscape and end with an eye-catching display of purple rain. Even though the flowering season is only a couple of months, the Gallery’s painting Under the jacaranda 1903 by R. (Richard) Godfrey Rivers (1858-1925) is always in full…

Secrets revealed: The Master of Frankfurt

The Master of Frankfurt’s Virgin and Child with Saint James the Pilgrim, Saint Catherine and the Donor with Saint Peter c.1496 is a small Netherlandish devotional panel dating from the end of the fifteenth century, the oldest European work in the Collection. The identity of Flemish Renaissance painter The Master of Frankfurt is unknown, however he is…

Reflections of a Graduate Paper Conservator

As the Graduate Paper Conservation Intern, I have had the privilege of being fully immersed within the dynamic and exciting environment of the Conservation Department, made up of four specialty teams; works on paper, paintings and sculpture, and conservation framing. My day-to-day work is driven by exhibition preparation, documenting and housing newly acquired artworks. Working…

Preserving Our Past: Conservation frames and furniture

QAGOMA’s well equipped frame studio is unique to any public art museum in Australia, producing all the gallery’s framing needs as well as carrying out conservation and restoration treatments. Go behind-the-scenes with Linda Nathan from Australian Wood Review as she delves into the daily routine of studio life. The Conservation Frames and Furniture Studio at…