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Ian Cook interviewed by Jan Lyall in the Conservation and preservation profession in Australia oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 1143255
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Cook, Ian (Ian Leonard), 1947-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research; written permission required for personal copies and public use during the lifetime of the interviewee. 
Description 2001 
3 sound discs (ca. 136 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. 
Series

Conservation and preservation profession in Australia oral history project.

Summary

Cook gives his views on the growth of the conservation profession; his achievements, ambitions and predictions for the future. He recalls the work done on the design and staffing of the NLA' s Conservation Laboratory; contacts made with other conservators; the beginnings of the AICCM; the development of the training program at the University of Canberra; Artlab; AusHeritage; Heritage Collections Council (HCC).

Biography/History

Ian Cook was born in Sydney 1947. Cook was appointed by the National Library of Australia (NLA) in 1965 to train as its first Conservator. He started work in the NLA in 1969 & gradually established & developed the Conservation section of the Library. He was one of the key figures in establishing the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials (AICCM) and a member of the team that fought for the introduction of the Materials Conservation courses at the Canberra College of Advanced Education (CCAE and later University of Canberra). He left the Library in 1985 to head the State Conservation Centre in South Australia, that later became Artlab Australia. He also played key roles in the conservation component of the Heritage Collections Council and AusHeritage, a government initiated program to export the heritage industry.

Notes

Recorded on 18 Sept. 2001 at National Library of Australia, Canberra.

Digital master available National Library of Australia

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary available (8 p.) and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 44 leaves) 
Subjects Cook, Ian (Ian Leonard), 1947- -- Interviews.  |  National Library of Australia -- Officials and employees -- Interviews.  |  Library materials -- Conservation and restoration -- Australia.  |  Preservation of materials -- Study and teaching -- Australia.  |  Cultural property -- Protection -- Australia.
Occupation Conservators.
Other authors/contributors Lyall, Jan (Janice Margaret), 1941-, Interviewer

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