FIGUREHEAD CONSERVATION WORK BEGINS
Thanks to a $5,000 grant from the Australian National Maritime Museum in November we are able to make a start on stabilising and consolidating the figurehead. Noel Turner from Artfix has agreed to complete the necessary work in stages while we await the next grant or donation.
This preliminary work will cost $6,500 so we are looking for donations to add to the $5,000 grant.
We are relieved that the important preliminary work at least can begin in the next few weeks as the wood is becoming very fragile now.
The figurehead will be transported to Noel’s studio in Melbourne this week – December 19th. A photographic record of the work being done will be taken.
All donations are tax deductible.
Contact Joy Kitch for more information via the ‘Contact Us‘ page on the website.