AICCM National Newsletter No 142 June 2018

Monday, December 10, 2018

Articles in this newsletter

President’s Report—June 2018

I would like to say a big welcome from the AICCM National Council and membership to Rose Maurice, our new editor of the E-News! Rose is currently studying the Masters of Cultural Material Conservation at the University of Melbourne and has experience writing for publications such as Beat magazine.

Tasmanian Division News

On Friday the 25th May, members of the Tasmanian Division had a fascinating tour of the newly established Collection of Medical Artefacts (COMA) housed at the University of Tasmania’s residential college, Jane Franklin Hall.

People and Places—June 2018

Barbara Dabrowa has temporarily left Gallery for working full-time at the State Library of NSW. In her secondment, the Frames Conservation team has been reunited with Sofia Lo Bianco, who will work on varied frame conservation projects until Basia’s return.
Image of disposable gloves, photograph by Julien Harneis

Sustainability and disposable gloves

Lately I’ve been thinking about sustainability in Conservation—what can I do to reduce our environmental footprint? One of the biggest non-recyclable products used in conservation are gloves; nitrile, vinyl, latex. That is, until recently.

H8VR: Digital Renaissance

About four or five years ago at a conference session on directions for conservation at a Museums conference in Sydney I found myself presenting after ICS Sydney Director, Julian Bickersteth.