The Cyril Ruwald Collection
The Cyril Ruwald Collection consists of 1424 architectural plans and drawings including; diazo prints, pencil and ink drawings, blueprints, negative photo-prints, and monochrome photographs. Donated to the Powerhouse Museum in 1990, the Collection was in poor condition, overall primarily due to poor storage. Examples of structural damage to the works include; cockling, creasing, folding, tearing and losses, in addition to discolouration, staining and general surface dirt. Many of the works had been previously repaired with poor quality tapes, resulting in discolouration and items becoming adhered to one another.
This unique collection is regularly requested for viewing and research and in 2008 the museum commited itself to conserving, digitising and re-housing these architectural plans and drawings before creating this online resource.
Written by Analiese Treacy
Conservator, May 2008.
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