The AICCM Preventive SIG (PSIG) and AICCM Sustainable Collections Committee (SCC) in partnership with the Department of Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies at Deakin University is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a 3 day symposium focusing on managing risks to collections

Using the Ten Agents of Deterioration as an orienting framework across the twelve sessions, the symposium will explore leading practice in sustainable preventive conservation and risk management tools to prioritise collection care in Australia and across the Asia-Pacific.

You can find more detailed information on the theme of the conference here: AICCM PSIG-SCC Conference Theme: Managing Risks to Collections

The conference will be held at Deakin Downtown, Melbourne from 18–20 February, 2019.

The program will bring together an inter-disciplinary mix of scientists, conservators, collection managers, engineers and cultural heritage academics to present technical papers, case studies and theoretical reviews on such areas as museum lighting, pest management, disaster preparedness and environmental guidelines. Particular focus will be given to exploring the theme of dissociation beyond the practical and technical to incorporate loss of personal, social and cultural narratives.

The conference will incorporate a range of presentation formats including papers, posters, lightning talks and panel discussions. The organising committee now welcomes abstracts of 300 words from members for papers, lightning talks and posters:

  • Paper presentations should be tailored to 20 minutes in length.
  • Lightning talks should be tailored to no more than 5 minutes in length with an abstract for publishing.
  • Posters will be hard copy and pdf format with abstracts published.

Abstracts will be published on a USB. We strongly encourage all presenters to submit their work to the AICCM Bulletin for publishing.

To submit your abstract, please complete the following form AICCM Abstract Template and send it to Amy Bartlett at by Friday 2nd November, 2018.

For further information about the conference, please contact one of the following members of the organising committee:

February 18th, 2019 8:30 AM   through   February 20th, 2019 5:30 PM
Deakin Downtown
Level 12, Tower 2, 727 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3008

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