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Alison Wain trained as an archaeological conservator before discovering a passion for large technology conservation. She worked on the development of the Scienceworks campus of Museum Victoria in Melbourne, Australia, moved to Canberra to head up the Large Technology Workshop and Small Objects laboratory at the Australian War Memorial, and undertook a PhD exploring the ways in which people value, use and care for large technology heritage. She is now Assistant Professor and Discipline Lead in Cultural Heritage at the University of Canberra teaching materials conservation and heritage practice. Her research is focused on the challenges of preserving and interpreting engineering, industrial and science heritage, and in particular on the importance of recognising the intangible heritage of culture, skills and changeability connected with and embodied in machinery heritage.
Member of Climate Change Adaptation Resilience and Recovery Network
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
PhD, Australian National University
Award Date: 19 Jul 2013
Campus Visitor, Australian National University
10 Feb 2020 → 10 Feb 2023
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Wain, A., Rode, A., Madden, S., Proust, G., Paradowska, A., Drew, M. & Mohan, M.
20/08/19 → 19/08/22
CAA: Investigation into deterioration and storage of carpet samples in the Australian Parliament House Archive
26/03/19 → 30/11/19
31/05/18 → 30/04/19
Brand, J., Rode, A., Madden, S., Wain, A., King, P. & Rapp, L., Jul 2022, In: Optics and Laser Technology. 151, p. 1-8 9 p., 108057.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Changeability, Variability, and Malleability: Sharing Perspectives on the Role of Change in Time-based Art and Utilitarian Machinery ConservationWain, A. & Sherring, A., 17 Nov 2021, In: Studies in Conservation. 66, 8, p. 449-462 14 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Wain, A., 2021, (Unpublished) p. 1-1. 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference (non-published works) › Paper
Wain, A., 2020, In: Architectus. 61, 1, p. 3-8 6 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › EditorialOpen Access
Alison Wain (Organiser)12 Apr 2021
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Organising a conference, workshop, ...
Alison Wain (Speaker)6 Nov 2018
Activity: Talk or presentation › Invited talk