Join us on THURS 24 SEPT for the AICCM (VIC Division) AGM. Starting at 5.30pm, the AGM will be followed by a Trivia Quiz (6–7pm), complete with a conservation round! Not in Victoria? Listen in on the AGM and stay online after the meeting to pit your wits against your lockdown colleagues to earn the
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Strategic Plan 2020–2025 At the annual Face-to-Face meeting (this year held virtually), the AICCM National Council finalised the 2020–2025 Strategic Plan. This document has been a year in the making with much of the content originating from the Collections Future Workshop, which was hosted by Foresight Consultant Jose Ramos last year. The AICCM
New South Wales Art Gallery NSW Working arrangements The Art Gallery of NSW reopened to the public in June and continues to forge ahead with a combination of rotating gallery and remote workdays. The paintings conservation team has settled into a strange new routine of working on- and off-site to reduce the
Do you have ideas about how we can make the transition to more sustainable practice? Are you involved in preservation projects that forefront social or cultural inclusiveness in decision-making? Or projects that reduce waste creation and/or are more efficient in their energy use of preservation environments? If so, we would love to hear
What do I mean by Zoom to the rescue? The best way to explain this is to give some background to how artefacts change underground and how excavation and preservation of historical archaeological artefacts proceed in Victoria. Responding to recently excavated archaeological materials is called first-aid. Artefacts undergo an increase in their rate of
It has been six years since we partnered with Maney Publishing—now Routledge, Taylor & Francis—to produce and grow our peer-reviewed journal. This partnership has reduced the cost of producing the journal, increased peer-review capacity and at the same time increased our readership beyond our members and profession. Last year the AICCM earned over
With the outbreak of the COVID-19 global pandemic, conservators have made massive adjustments with many moving from a lab-based practice to a work-from-home model. AICCM Emerging Conservators SIG and Student Conservators at Melbourne (SC@M) teamed up in early May to combat lockdown, delivering a series of free webinars from our lounge-rooms to yours.
The Preventive Conservation SIG committee would like to share with the AICCM membership the results of the survey that was undertaken recently on the Agents of Change Preventive Conservation Conference in planning for 2021. Taking into consideration the survey results, the current situation in Victoria and the risks associated with a physical conference,
Welcome to the AICCM Paper Conservation wiki page. Here you can find information and articles about paper conservation.
Welcome to the AICCM Sustainable Collections Wiki page. Here you can find information on topics about making your collections more sustainable