Big Stuff – Cover It!

Creator: Kornelius Götz Date: 2013 Introduction: The grounds of every industrial site have a variety of objects which are exposed to the weather. Because of the way they are constructed and the nature of the materials which they are made of, they cannot be maintained over a longer period of time if they aren’t protected. … Read more

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Under pressure: Restoration of the gasholders Ghent

Creator: Mieke Goegebuer Date: 2013 Introduction: The gasholders are located in Europe, Belgium, in the region of Flanders in the beautiful historical city of Ghent. In the early 19th century, it were the cities of Paris and London that were the forerunners on providing urban lighting on gas, a technical novelty that spread quickly to … Read more

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The preservation of operating industrial sites

Creator: Denise Fernandes Geribello Date: 2013 Introduction: The methods of field work and organized study of industrial sites have been developing along with the discussion on the industrial heritage preservation. Since the mid-twentieth century, the recognition, documentation and dissemination of the industrial heritage have been the issue of many books and conferences worldwide. A lot … Read more

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Final Voyage for an 1812 Era Gunboat Hull: Relocation of the Brown’s Bay Vessel

Creator: Flora Davidson Date: 2013 Introduction: The Brown’s Bay Vessel was first brought to the attention of National Historic Sites Service by divers from the Kingston-Brockville area in 1966 (Zacharchuk, 1967). The wreck was found nestled in mud submerged under two meters of fresh water in an inlet of the St.Lawrence River at Brown’s Bay, … Read more

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Little Fixes for Big Stuff

Creator: Liz Croome Date: 2013 Introduction: What happens when an institution does not have sufficient resources to carry out elaborate treatments on all of its collections?The conservation labs at Parks Canada are responsible for all the artifacts from 167national historic sites and 44national parks. That is a lot of artifacts compared to the number of … Read more

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Emergency Measures on dH Comet G-BDIX

Creator: Thilo Burgel Date: 2013 Introduction: DH Comet 4C “G-BDIX” arrived at the Museum of Flight in Scotland in September 1981. After a flight from Lasham in Hampshire it touched down on the runway of East Fortune Airfield, becoming the last dH 106 Comet to fly in commercial colours. The National Museum of Flight (NMoF) … Read more

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Restoring the cab of CPR 2858

Creator: John Bryant Date: 2013 Reference: John Bryant, ‘Restoring the cab of CPR 2858’, Big Stuff 2013 DOI Link: Bryant, John. (2013). Restoring the cab of CPR 2858. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4086897

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The Nord-Pas de Calais coalfield, a big artifact to preserve

Creator: Catherine Bertram Date: 2013 Reference: Catherine Bertram, ‘The Nord-Pas de Calais coalfield, a big artifact to preserve’, Big Stuff 2013 DOI Link: Bertram, Catherine. (2013). The Nord-Pas de Calais coalfield, a big artifact to preserve. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4086883

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A Retrospective Look at the Conservation and Restoration of Large Technology Objects Carried Out at the Australian War Memorial during the 1960s to the 1980s

Creator: George Bailey Date: 2013 Abstract: From the 1970’s until the mid-1980’s the Australian War Memorial was largely underfunded and under resourced. During this period some work was carried out on the larger objects within the collection, with mixed results. Some large objects were treated in-house by staff, some by Australia’s defence forces, others by … Read more

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