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The 2019 AICCM Awards

The AICCM Awards were presented at the Arts Centre Melbourne on the evening of the 13th of November, the first night of the 2019 National Conference. The AICCM Awards are a chance to recognise the dedicated, exceptional work of Australian conservators, conservation students and volunteers.

AICCM National AGM 2019—Notice and Call for Nominations

For all AICCM members, please be aware that this year's National Annual General Meeting will take place in Melbourne at the AICCM National Conference. Details are as follows:

President's Report—September 2019

There is a lot of activity at AICCM at the moment, with Awards and Scholarship submissions coming in and preparation well under way for the National Conference.

Nick Flood during the conservation treatment of Eros (Alfred Gilbert) at the Art Gallery of South Australia.

Meet Nick Flood, National Council Secretary

Conservation just made sense to me; it seemed to combine a number of my interests all at once. I began my working life in Adelaide as an apprentice plumber. From there I turned my attention to undergraduate studies, taking majors in chemistry, philosophy and European studies.

From Melbourne to Roma: reflections on an internship at ICCROM

In April 2019, I commenced a three-month internship at the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) in Rome, Italy.

People and Places—September 2019

The Paper Team has been working on a number of projects including the preparation of works for an exciting upcoming exhibition, Here we are, focusing on works of contemporary female artists within the collection. Analiese Treacy has also been busy preparing works for the upcoming 50 years of Kaldor...

Meet a Conservator—Samantha Shellard

Growing up, my interest in conservation was sparked by reading featured articles from our National Geographic Magazine collection. These included the disaster recovery from the Florence flood and the use of technology to capture the restoration process of the Sistine Chapel.

Tips, Tricks & Tools: AICCM NSW Members share their top trade secrets

On Tuesday 11 June, 20 conservators met in the beautiful lab space at Preservation Australia to listen and share ideas on conservation tips, tricks and special tools.

Simple sustainability practices in Conservation – What can you do?

Here at the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) we are not just about sustainability of our oceans and waterways, we think about landlubbers too. With sustainability being a part of our world, there are ways we can reduce what we throw away to prevent more material going into landfill.