In the spirit of reconciliation, the AICCM acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connections to land, sea and community. We pay respect to their Elders past, present and emerging and extend that respect to all First Nations peoples.

Conservation is about preventing damage and loss to our cultural heritage.

Conservators work to preserve our cultural heritage.

AICCM is the professional organisation for conservators in Australia.

Dealing with unexpected closure:

A guide to caring for collections in buildings closed due to COVID-19
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Disaster & Resources

AICCM can provide advice on how to protect your valuable collections during a disaster, as well as provide best practice information on rescuing items that may have been lost or damaged. AICCM has disaster management resources in the following areas:

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National News

The National Newsletter is now published as an eNews!

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President's Report December 2021

President’s Report December 2021

Somehow, it’s nearly the end of 2021! And despite everything (ongoing global pandemics, etc.) it’s also been an amazingly productive ...
People and Places - December 2021

People and Places – December 2021

Australian Capital Territory National Gallery of Australia The Conservation Department at the National Gallery is back on-site after lockdown and ...
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Conservators converge against the climate crisis! A report from the AICCM Sustainable Collections Wiki and IIC COP26 edit-a-thons

In preparation for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), a number of interested members of the AICCM banded together ...
New publication announcement: Scroll Journal

New publication announcement: Scroll Journal

Scroll is a journal supported by the Student Conservators at Melbourne (SC@M) and a platform for cultural heritage students and ...

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AICCM’s membership is made up of professional conservators, conservation students and cultural heritage member organisations. Our membership also includes people who work in related professions, such as archivists, architects, curators and librarians, as well as volunteers and those with a general interest in cultural heritage.

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Find a conservator

The AICCM directory of conservators in private practice lists over 65 members in Australia who are Professional Members of the AICCM and you can use it to find an expert in your region who is qualified to care for your art, object or memorabilia.

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There’s lots of opportunities to advertise with us and reach both public and industry audiences. We accept advertising for both print and online publications – have a look at the possibilities below.

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Professional Member

AICCM’s professional members have a wide variety of skills, interests and backgrounds, but are united by their shared commitment to the advancement of conservation in Australia.

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Our supporters

Click on the images below to find out more about our education providers and conservation supplier supporters.