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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.
PhD, Australian National University
Award Date: 19 Jul 2013
Campus Visitor, Australian National University10 Feb 2020 → 10 Feb 2023
1/08/18 → 26/04/19
31/05/18 → 30/04/19
Changeability, Variability, and Malleability: Sharing Perspectives on the Role of Change in Time-based Art and Utilitarian Machinery ConservationWain, A. & Sherring, A., Dec 2020, In: Studies in Conservation. p. 1-14 14 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access
Cultural Materials Conservation in Australia: critical reflections and key issues in the twenty-first centurySloggett, R. & Wain, A., 2020, In: AICCM Bulletin. 41, 1, p. 1-2 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › EditorialOpen Access
Wain, A., Apr 2020, p. 131-142. 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference (non-published works) › Paper › peer-review
IRELAND, T., WHITELAW, M., Wain, A., Ashton, P. & Keaney, J., 2017, Sydney: UTS ePRESS. 140 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Book › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile278 Downloads (Pure)
Economy and fashion: Analysing the use of simulated leather upholstery in a nineteenth century Australian coachIson, N., WAIN, A. & HOOGEWERFF, J., 2017, In: Heritage Science. 5, 1, p. 1-15 15 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile8 Downloads (Pure)