Ian was among the first intake of students for the original materials conservation course at the Canberra College of Advanced Education (CCAE). He graduated in 1980 and took up a position at the National Archives of Australia, where he remains to this day.

Over the years Ian has carried out a range of significant treatment projects including work on the Walter Burley Griffin Canberra designs. He is author of the book The Office Copying Revolution published by the National Archives of Australia (NAA). He has completed a Masters Degree in Materials Conservation at the University of Canberra and has often filled in as lecturer in Paper Conservation there.

He is currently Assistant Director, Preservation at the NAA where he carries out a range of research work—currently he is examining the possibilities for reducing energy costs for archival storage through making changes to storage standards.

Ian also holds the position of AICCM Newsletter Editor.

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Ian Batterham