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Meet a Conservator: Helen Gill

What first attracted you to conservation as a profession and how did you get started in the field?

Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society (ADFAS) Mid-career Scholarship

The AICCM is happy to announce that applications for the ADFAS Mid-career Scholarship award are now open.
The Somerset House Conference, 1604, by unknown artist.

AGM and positions on AICCM National Council

The 44th AICCM Annual General Meeting is scheduled to be held as part of the AICCM National Conference in November, 2017.

President's Report—September 2017

The AICCM has long been an advocate for access to preservation services and science through collaborative means. From its first inception as ICCM at the 1976 ‘Conservation in Australia’ conference, scientists and curators in attendance were concerned with:

Dr Ian Mcleod awarded ICOM-CC Medal in Copenhagen

AICCM is delighted to congratulate Dr Ian Macleod of the Western Australian Museum on being awarded the ICOM-CC Medal.

Conservation Internship at Cardiff University

For a period of four weeks this winter I was lucky enough to undertake an internship under Mr. Phillip Parkes at Cardiff University, Wales. I initially sought to undertake my placement at the institute in question as I wish to pursue a career in Archaeological Object Conservation.

Update from the Student Conservators @ Melbourne University

This year, the Student Conservators @ Melbourne (SC@M) Committee was awarded a grant by the Graduate Students Association, enabling us to hold a series of one-day workshops. Aimed at both our cohort and students from other arts-focused faculties, the workshops are designed to develop networks...

People and Places—September 2017

Among the ongoing routine work of the gallery Celine de Courlon has been working on a major treatment of Dick Watkins “October” in preparation for the Field Show exhibition at NGV next year funded by conservation benefactors. She is also leading a studio project cleaning and consolidating Brett...

Mad About Mounting

The exhibition Hokusai currently on display at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGVI) until 15th October is a result of a close collaboration between the Japan Ukiyo-e Museum (JUM) in Matsumoto, Japan and the NGV. The exhibition comprises of over 170 works by Katsushika Hokusai, ‘the old man mad...

The Conservation of a Gilded Compo Frame Grace Barrand

This treatment was carried out whilst I was completing a month long internship in the paintings department at Artlab in Adelaide.