The Australian Institute for Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM) is a not-for-profit organisation concerned with the conservation and preservation of Australia’s tangible and intangible social, artistic, historical and scientific heritage—referred to here as cultural heritage.
We are committed to preserving Australia’s past and present material culture and heritage as a resource for present and future generations. Cultural heritage plays an essential role in developing and sustaining national, community, familial and personal identities.
Access to cultural heritage is vital for vibrant, rich and resilient societies. Items of cultural heritage act as agents of memory, inspiration, information, evidence and discovery, through which personal and collective stories are told through time. Cultural heritage is therefore inextricably linked to creative, living futures.
The AICCM is Australia’s primary professional association for experts in the conservation of cultural heritage. It acts as a support framework for members, providing opportunities for professional development, networking, and advocacy. The AICCM also acts as a resource and peak reference body for those seeking conservation and preservation expertise. It provides support for members through its National Council which provides centralised oversight of the organisation and a series of State Divisions which support the local membership and address local concerns.