2020 Bushfire Crisis


The AICCM is a not-for-profit organisation concerned with the conservation, preservation, research of, and access to Australia’s tangible and intangible cultural, historical and scientific heritage. Since 1973, the AICCM has actively worked to promote the long-term care of Australia’s heritage in recognition of the role that it plays in developing and enhancing our national, community and familial identities. The current bushfire crisis in Australia is of great concern to the AICCM and its members and we are able to provide the following assistance where required:

Volunteer Register / Requests for Assistance

Expressions of interest received from conservators to volunteer their time and /or services will be collated by the AICCM Secretariat in a register. If members or organisations request assistance in regards to conservation of cultural heritage, we will put people in contact with each other. Contact: Michelle Berry (secretariat@aiccm.org.au)

Professional conservator directory

The AICCM has a directory of Professional Conservators available on its website: https://aiccm.org.au/need-a-conservator

Website Resources

The AICCM has a range of disaster resources available, including a brochure on fire. A flyer regarding smoke is currently being written. Please see our website for details https://aiccm.org.au/disaster  

2020 Bushfire Response Fund

All donations to the AICCM will go towards conservation efforts related to the bushfire crisis. The AICCM will not be making a call for donations at this time as emergency services are the priority, however, we will put in place a project fund for donations we do receive until end of March 2020. Please check the donations web page for updates.

Blue Shield Australia

As an associated member of Blue Shield Australia (BSA), AICCM will be working closely with BSA and other organisations on sharing resources and distributing information.