The AICCM's Preventive Special Interest Group (PSIG) and Sustainable Collections Committee (SCC) in partnership with Deakin University¹s School of Humanities and Social Sciences, are pleased to announce that they will be hosting a 3-day symposium ’Managing Risks to Collections’ at Deakin Downtown, Melbourne from 18th-20th February, 2019.

Jane Henderson (Reader in Conservation, Cardiff University), Joel Taylor (Senior Project Specialist, Getty Conservation Institute) and Penny Whetton (CSIRO) are our keynote speakers. The symposium will explore leading practice in sustainable preventive conservation and risk management approaches to collection care.

The symposium will include a range of presentation formats including papers, posters, lightning talks and panel discussions. Topics will include: 

  • Risk assessments — different approaches and uses, how they integrate with other organisational strategies and agendas
  • Preventive conservation strategies — managing functions in collection spaces, disaster response, museum lighting, theft, and pests. 
  • Museum environments — environmental guidelines, environmental monitoring and creating sustainable preservation environments. There will also be a panel session on AICCM’s current work in this area. 

There will be presenters from around Australia and New Zealand, including industry leaders, international guests, lighting, pest and legal experts.

Download the program here  and the abstracts of the papers to be presented here

We are also pleased to offer our colleagues in New Zealand who are members of the New Zealand Conservators of Cultural Materials (NZCCM), our member rate discount for registration to the event.

Register for the symposium and symposium dinner below. Please note that it is essential for all participants including presenters to register. 

After registering, should your circumstances change you may nominate a substitute delegate. Unfortunately refunds will not be possible if you wish to cancel within 7 days of the event.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Full symposium registration (Monday 18 – Wednesday 20 February 2019)
Registration includes all symposium sessions, morning and afternoon tea and a light lunch each day. A printed program and abstracts will be provided. Full registration also includes Welcome Drinks on Monday night at Bar Nacionale, downstairs from the symposium venue. It does not include the optional Symposium Dinner (see below).

Optional: Symposium Dinner
Please join us at General Assembly on Tuesday night for the symposium dinner. The venue is close to Deakin Downtown. The cost includes a 3 course meal and drinks. Please let us know of any dietary requirements in the online registration form. Tickets are $90 per person.

If you have any questions, please get in contact with the Preventive Special Interest Group convenor, Tegan Anthes

We would like to acknowledge and thank our session sponsors Corrosion Intercept, Smarttrack RFID, Adams Pest Control, and POD Services. Our trade table delegates include Testo, Archival Survival, One Temp, Vaisala Pty Ltd, Vernon Systems and Portable Analysers Australia.

Registrations are now closed for this event.