Cameron Peter Ransley

2021

My names Cameron Ransley, I am a third year Heritage, Museums and Conservation student at the University of Canberra.i was born on the Gold Coast but moved to a small country town in NSW, Manilla when I was 12 years old.  Manilla cultivated my interests in outdoor activities and heritage. The property I grew up on is a cattle and sheep farm, this small family farming venture began well over 100 years ago and still continues to run short horn cows and merino sheep. I moved to Canberra in 2018 to begin study at the University of Canberra. Over the last 3 years the University has moulded into a person that is beginning to understand the workings of the heritage industry. I endeavour to pursue a career as a heritage consultant but have a strong interest in archival and museum management. In 2019 I interned at the Port Arthur Historic Site Management authority and gained valuable experience and knowledge that I can use in a future career. This experience made me make the choice to work towards the goal of becoming a Heritage consultant either in a private practice or one day my own firm.

This print was conserved in the Heritage Materials: Structure and Integrity Unit. it is an Intaglio Print of the ‘Death of Lord Nelson onboard the HMS Victory’. It was conserved using a deacidifcation process and bleach bath wash. this process made the object more alkaline and removed any patina that has appeared on the surface. The final treatment process involved using Japanese tissue paper to back the object to increase strength and integrity.

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Cameron Peter Ransley
Lord Nelson Print

Lord Nelson Print

This image is of the Print prior to conservation treatment.

Print during treatment

Print during treatment

The object is placed in a deacidifying solution to make the print more alkaline for treatment

Print after Treatment

Print after Treatment

this image shows the object after the treatment. The object has fully dried and been backed with Japanese tissue paper.