During the past 18 years Stephen has been involved in all facets of the museum conservation profession: as a restorer, a student, as both a preventive and bench conservator and as a museum training provider in the area of collections management and conservation. His applied understanding of museum best practice has been developed and demonstrated through his employment with some of Australia's peak museum bodies including the Australian National Maritime Museum, Museums Australia, Australian War Memorial and the National Museum of Australia. His work experience has encompassed the conservation of organic and inorganic, mixed media objects from a variety of collections. Broad experience has furnished him with a high level of manual dexterity and a sound knowledge base and understanding of all aspects of conservation.
Megan has been employed in collection management and conservation in museums and libraries for more than 16 years. Studies in fine arts and experience with historic books fuelled her interest in the conservation of Australia's cultural heritage. Since training as a conservator specialising in objects and metals she has worked with a diverse range of collections, from decorative arts and social history at the Powerhouse Museum, to technology and outdoor sculptures at the Australian War Memorial. Megan has extensive experience in museum exhibition development: installation, object support design and manufacture, object preparation and managing conservation for large exhibitions. Megan's experience has also been put to good use as a training provider for preventive conservation and conservation planning training for broad range of audiences from the general public to museum staff.