15 Oct 2016

Jeavons Baillie: conservation and the National Library

From Saturday Morning, 11:10 am on 15 October 2016

Kim Hill talks to Jeavons Baillie, who volunteered to assist with painting restoration in Florence after the devastating floods in November 1966, was the first Conservation Officer for the Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington from 1970 to 1989, and was instrumental in incorporating the principles of preventive conservation at the new National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa building in Wellington in 1987. He founded the NZ Professional Conservators Group in 1983, and later worked in Australia as head of conservation at the State Library of Victoria. He will speak at a special screening of the only documentary film ever made by Franco Zeffirelli, Per Firenze (Florence: Days of Destruction), as part of the 2016 national conference of the New Zealand Conservators of Cultural Materials.