condition, Conservation, Fundraising campaign, treatment

Interview with the conservators

by Catrina Vignando on 28 March, 2014

The Royal Daimler Project is speeding along and we are getting close to our fundraising finishing line.

We have developed a video documenting some of the work we have been doing with the support we have received from members of the public. This video includes interviews with the National Museums’ automotive engineers and conservators and gives a sense of the work involved in bringing the Royal Daimler back to its former glory.

We need to raise a further $30,000to reach our goal of $60,000 by July this year.
Help us get the car over the line and become a Royal Daimler Conservation Partner.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuXboo6Mjbk&w=560&h=315]

Conservation, Fundraising campaign

Project team visit the MG Club of Canberra

by Monica Lindemann on 12 August, 2013

Monica Lindemann, Peter Dechaineux, Vick Humphrey

On 8 August, Vicki Humphrey, Head of Conservation, and I were invited by the MG Car Club of Canberra to give a presentation on the Museum’s conservation work and the Royal Daimler Project.

We were warmly welcomed by club President Peter Dechaineux and approximately 30 members. Vicki kicked off the evening by demonstrating her motoring bone fides with wonderful photos of herself and the various historic cars in her life, including an SS100, a Riley Imp and a 1934 Singer Le Mans. Not a bad line up for a paper conservator! Continue reading “Project team visit the MG Club of Canberra”

Conservation, treatment

Last days in Museum Workshop

by Vicki Humphrey on 25 January, 2013

Since the body was lifted off the chassis on 18th November, the conservators have been busy. The engine and transmission have been removed and the engine dismantled. Conservators knew there was a problem with the crankshaft, but  have been delighted to find that most of the engine looks to be in good condition and can be reused.  At this stage we are hoping that there will be no need to dismantle the transmission.  The brakes and the chassis are also in good condition.

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