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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.

Sustainable Collections Committee—Wiki Update

The AICCM Sustainable Collections wiki will be up and ‘running’ by late September 2019 —although less running and more a ‘wiki-in-waiting’ until we complete the necessary upgrade to our website.

Applications now open—AICCM 2019 National Conference Bursary

The AICCM National Council is happy to announce that applications are now open for the 2019 National Conference Bursary. The bursary is part of a new initiative to assist AICCM members to attend the “Making Conservation” conference in Melbourne from 13–15 November 2019.

President's Report—June 2019

The Committee addressed the concerns raised in the AICCM submission, such as the impact of efficiency dividends on cultural institutions. It was found that the efficiency dividend and targeting has resulted in cultural institutions struggling to complete core business in addition to growing their...

Michelle Berry at Mawson's Huts, photograph by David Killick

Meet a Conservator—Michelle Berry

It was a bit of complicated road but when I was very young I discovered a book in the library on ancient Egypt and was fascinated by it. I think I was the only person who ever borrowed it but I decided from that moment that I wanted to be an Egyptologist or archaeologist.

AICCM Bulletin Update

AICCM Bulletin is accessible to readers via online-only sales packages with institutions and as part of our Social Sciences and Humanities Library and our Sport, Leisure and Tourism subject collection. As of 2017, all university libraries in Australia and New Zealand have access to the entire...

2019 AICCM Awards

We all know someone amazing in conservation—now is your chance to celebrate that person's talents and contributions by nominating them for an award. This year AICCM will be accepting nominations for the following six awards:

President's Report—March 2019

Welcome to the first edition of the E-News for 2019. We hope members are enjoying the latest edition of the AICCM Bulletin (Vol 39), which has now been released.