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Meet a Conservator: Gwynneth Pohl

I was actually studying Maritime Archaeology at Flinders University when I first realised Conservation was a profession. Vicki Richards and Jon Carpenter (conservators from the WA Museum), taught one of the intensive subjects, and it was like a lightbulb went off.

December 2016 President's Report

As December arrives a collective sigh goes up from conservation studios everywhere as we contemplate another year (almost) over and the incredible work we have achieved during the past 12 months… and confront the reality that there are only three more weeks to tie loose ends together and finish

National Council—some new faces

The AICCM Annual General Meeting was held at the National Portrait Gallery on 28th October. There was a good turnout and a new council was elected. The incoming council is a mix of old and new faces.

AICCM FRAME: Concept, History and Conservation

In August we held our first international frame symposium, generously hosted by the National Gallery of Victoria. The symposium was a joint meeting of the Conservation Framers and the Gilded Objects Conservation special interest groups

An honour and a privilege— on being inducted into AICCM Hall of Fame

To be admitted to the AICCM Hall of Fame is a wonderful thing—a wonderful honour. It is a celebration, not simply a personal one, that acknowledges the many individuals who care about the things that make up our world.

Save the Date

The Canberra Craft Bookbinders guild are holding their 2017 conference, at the Ann Harding Conference Centre, University of Canberra 25 – 27 March 2017.

Invited speakers Sarah Cove and Alan Cummings and Artlab’s Eugene Taddeo enjoying a rush of childlike pleasure from handmade ice-cream at the symposium dinner

Revivify: The 14th AICCM Paintings SIG Symposium, 2016

Robyn Victory2016 Graduate, University of Canberra, B Heritage, Museums and Conservation

Courtesy of the State Library of NSW

Incunabula Collection at the State Library of NSW

The Library’s talented team of book conservators including Steve Bell, Nicole Ellis and Guy Caron have recently completed treating the Incunabula collection of over 200 books.

Kristen Phillips' replica convict jacket (right) alongside the original.

People and Places—December 2016

Victoria National Gallery of Victoria Treatment projects

Bethany Holland, a recent graduates of the Masters of Cultural Materials Conservation program at the University of Melbourne, showing a member of the RSL LifeCare War Museum the new Omeka online database.

Update from Student Conservators @ Melbourne

Student Conservators at Melbourne (SC@M) is the association for students studying at the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation (GCCMC) at The University of Melbourne.