National Council

AICCM is managed at the national level by its National Council. The Council meets regularly to discuss responses to government policy and initiatives, the future and standards surrounding conservation education and the industry’s continuing professional development.

The Council is responsible for organising national conferences, the Annual General Meeting and for the development and implementation of the Strategic Plan. National Council also establishes guidelines for Professional Membership and the Conservator of the year and Student Conservator of the year awards.

National Council has a hands-on role in the development of The Bulletin—AICCM’s quarterly peer review publication, the Newsletter and member and public events. All AICCM members are eligible to be office bearers on National Council.

All National Council office bearers are volunteers and elected annually at the AGM.

To find out more about past AICCM National Council members and other office bearers click here.


The AICCM engages the following contractors:

  • Secretariat
  • Book Keeper
  • Web Editor
  • Communications Officer

State Divisions

At the state level elected State Presidents each head a local division to organise meetings and workshops. These are mostly professional development activities that are incorporated in social get-togethers and networking opportunities. Some branches are very active providing professional development incentives as well as programs, support and information resourcing for projects.

Roles for conservators in each state vary and are distributed between public cultural institutions, private practice, commercial conservation laboratories and organisations specialising in art preservation.

Across Australia there are a number of private conservation businesses that employ significant numbers of conservators and actively support AICCM.

Special Interests Groups

Conservators specialise in different areas of conservation much the way a doctor does. Areas of specialisation are grouped internationally with expertise developed on the individual type of material or object dealt with.

Special Interest Groups, called SIGs, collaborate across Australia-wide to organise symposiums, professional development workshops with visiting practitioners and work together on projects and publications. Read more about AICCM SIGs under the Conservation tab.

Committees & Working Groups

The AICCM National Council defers to the following Committees on special projects:

  • Development Committee
  • Disaster Preparedness Committee
  • Education and Training Committee
  • Sustainable Collections Committee
  • Reconciliation Committee

Previous working groups include:

  • Mould Remediation Group
  • Environmental Guidelines Working Group

AICCM Office Bearers