Registration is now open

 Detail of the frame for the painting The visit of Queen of Sheba to King Solomon, 1890, by Edward Poynter, AGNSW; frame designed by the artist.The Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM), Gilded Objects Conservation Special Interest Group (GOCSIG) and Conservation Framing Special Interest Group are planning the international symposium on AICCM FRAME: Concept, History and Conservation, Symposium 2, which will be held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, April 3–5, 2019.

The Frames Symposium 2019 intends to encompass broader concepts associated with conservation of picture frames and gilded surfaces, as well as the history of frames, development of their styles, design and technology, and conservation framing. We have invited papers on varied issues associated with gilded/ polychrome finishes on frames, their conservation problems, history, technology, and research. We expect to attract a broad international audience of conservators, conservation students, curators and historians, students of the curatorial management courses, artists, designers and frame makers. We are pleased to announce that two keynote speakers and International experts on frames—George Bisacca, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and John Payne, Melbourne, Australia—have confirmed their attendance.

Your registration includes all conference sessions (Wednesday–Friday 9.30am–5pm), morning/ afternoon teas (Wednesday–Friday), lunch (Wednesday–Friday ) and the Welcome Reception as well as exhibition entry to the 'Paintings from the Collection' at the State Library of NSW,  and hard copy abstract booklet. 

Please note, unfortunately the registration fee for presenters (apart from keynote speakers) is not covered by the symposium budget and funding for this will need to be arranged by the presenter. 

Please down load the latest provisional program here and for information on accomodation options in Sydney near the Art Gallery down load our flyer here.

The attendance of single lecture sessions will be possible to purchase for $20 per session, collected on the day prior to the session.
The additional symposium bags with the abstract booklet and associated materials will be available for  purchase during the symposium for $20 per bag.


Symposium Dinner, Thursday 4 April 2019 will be held at Athol Hall, Mosman at 6.15 pm.
Athol Hall is a charmingly restored heritage venue located in front of Athol Hall beach and surrounded by serene nature.  With spectacular views of the Sydney skyline, the exquisite Opera House and the Iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, this is the sought after event setting.  Drinks and canapes will be served on the veranda, followed by a three course dinner.

The Committee of the symposium would like to offer the dinner for free to all participants. 
The accompanied person will be asked to pay $ 120 AUS on the night. 

Athol Hall
Ashton Park, Bradley’s Head Road
Mosman NSW 2088

Sydney Ferry 
from Circular Quay/Wharf 4 to Taroonga Zoo Wharf 
(with one stop at Cremorne Point wharf)
Leaving at 5.45pm, arriving at 6.01pm (16min), followed by a 10 min coastal walk.,_Mosman

Symposium Organising Committee
Barbara Dabrowa; Dr Malgorzata Sawicki, FIIC; Louise Bradley and Holly McGowan-Jackson.