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Figure 6: After Treatment, Sword handle. Image: Heather Berry/Silentworld Foundation.

How to clean a sword

Conservator Heather Berry explains the process of cleaning a naval sword made of metals, shark skin and a leather case, as well as, the conservation requirements for each material.

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Map. Hand coloured copper engraving. Maris Pacifici. 345mm x 497mm. Antwerp, 1595. The first printed map to be devoted solely to the Pacific, and the first to name North and South America separately. It includes most of North and South America...

The fabled land of Beach, Locach, Java La Grande, and Terra Australis Incognita

How 40,000 years after the first Australians arrived, Australia was “discovered” again

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Oysters and pitch on plank. © Sydney Metro.

Cleaning the Barangaroo Boat

How do you clean a 200-year-old, heavily sedimented, archaeological boat? With dish brushes, toothbrushes, plastic scrapers, and LOTS care.

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