Creator: Andrew Pearce
Abstract: One of the primary icons of the Australian War Memorial, the Lancaster Bomber “G for George”, was removed from display in 1999 so that conservation work could be conducted. At this point it was known that during the most recent repaint in 1977, decisions on the position and style of the markings had been based on incorrect information. Conservation staff wanted to discover the original positions and styles of the markings. This paper discusses the conservation process of repainting and re-representing “G for George”as it appears today and will focus on two topics: 1.Which investigative techniques and what evidence have been used to establish the operational markings of “G for George”? 2.In a “presentation-driven” display environment, what issues govern the presentation of the “lived in” aspects of an object?
Reference: Andrew Pearce 2004, ‘A Spot of research: investigating the previous paint schemes of “G for George”’, Big Stuff 2004
DOI Link (Paper):
|Pearce, Andrew. (2004). A Spot of research: investigating the previous paint schemes of “G for George”. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4084794|
DOI Link (Q&A):
|Pearce, Andrew. (2004, September 29). A Spot of research: investigating the previous paint schemes of “G for George” Q&A. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4116573|