Madeleine Snedden, Pest, 2018. Archival board, black ink, mount board, double sided tape, Tyvek, linen thread.
The insects and mould Madeleine has hand drawn are viewed from a microscopic level. She has displayed these images on archival materials used every day in collecting institutions to preserve, identify, archive and protect objects from such pests.
Madeleine completed a Masters of Cultural Materials Conservation during which she learnt the material composition and the manufacturing techniques of cultural materials, what impacts their condition over time, how they deteriorate and how to preserve and care for collections for the future.
Madeleine has worked in public programs, collections access, collection management and conservation in galleries, archives, libraries and museums both in Australia and overseas for 15 years. She is currently employed at Sydney University Museums as a conservator.
You can see Madeleine’s work in the third and last open day for DUST: an exhibition about insects, collections and care - Sat 17 November at the Woodford Academy in the Blue a Mountains.
First image courtesy @circa.candace - thanks Candace :)
This fascinating complex of colonial buildings is open from 10am-4pm. Details in bio. Everyone welcome.
$6 entrance fee goes toward maintenance of buildings. The Woodford Academy is entirely volunteer run National Trust (NSW) property.
Cafe, parking in the reserve, close to Woodford station. Make a day of it!
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The #CranfieldsCuriosityCabinet shop and museum is open TODAY, Wednesday 14th November, until 5pm!
Come to peruse and buy all manner of #naturalhistory#curiosities - #taxidermy#entomology#osteology#insects#skulls#skull . Add to your #collection or unique #interiordesign
Access to the #museum , my private collection, is granted with any purchase.
Visit the shop and museum today!
Cranfield's Curiosity Cabinet
1193 London Road
Leigh on Sea
Easily accessible via train, plane and automobile. Parking available on shop front, or spaces on road directly outside shop or in pub car park just across the road.
For those visiting by train get the c2c line to Leigh on Sea, and the shop is a 15 min walk or 5 min taxi - ask for directions to The Elms pub and then we are just across the road.
As always, your humble and curious servant,
James Cranfield, B.Sc. (hons)
Collector and purveyor of the finest quality taxidermy and natural history curiosities