Preserving idols in stained glass: Napier Waller’s windows in the Hall of Memory
Free public talk
BAE Systems Theatre, 12.30pm
Join Objects Conservator Jacquie Jordan as she discusses her master’s research for the conservation of Napier Waller’s stained-glass windows in the Hall of Memory. These windows are outstanding examples of twentieth-century design and cultural history. Created and installed almost 70 years ago, they are now showing minor signs of ageing. Jordan’s research investigating ways to ensure their significant elements are preserved has formed her minor thesis for a Master’s of Cultural Materials Conservation at the University of Melbourne. With further planning and collaboration, she hopes this will inform short-term conservation treatments and future strategies for monitoring and maintenance. This presentation will cover Jordan’s investigation process, some interesting findings, and her plans for the windows over the next decade.