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The National Newsletter is now published as an eNews!

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President’s Report—June 2018

I would like to say a big welcome from the AICCM National Council and membership to Rose Maurice, our new editor of the E-News! Rose is currently studying the Masters of Cultural Material Conservation at the University of Melbourne and has experience writing for publications such as Beat magazine.

Reminiscences from Ian Batterham, the outgoing Newsletter editor

I remember the moment I agreed to take on the Newsletter. It was at the National Council Face-to-Face meeting in 2012. Fiona Tennant from ICS had been editing the Newsletter for a long time (and doing a brilliant job!) and felt it was time to pass it on – new blood, new perspective and all that.

Meet a Conservator: Alayne Alvis

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

President's Report—March eNews

Welcome to the first E-News of 2018. National Council has been busy preparing reports and brainstorming ideas for the Face to Face meeting held in Sydney at the National Maritime Museum in early March.

President's Report—December 2017

In the last month, two significant events have occurred. First, Australians voted in favour of equality in the form of the same sex marriage survey. Besides being an historical occasion, there is a lesson we can learn from this outcome.

AGM Election Results

AICCM held the 44th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on the 3 November 2017. As part of AGM proceedings officer bearers for the coming year were elected.

AICCM 2017 National Conference: A perspective

Set in Katoomba in the picturesque Blue Mountains, this year’s National Conference theme ‘Collaborate, Connect, Conserve’, was eagerly embraced by presenters and delegates alike.

AICCM Bulletin Update

After a busy conference year in 2017 with the AICCM National Conference ‘Collaborate Connect Conserve’ in November and the Joint AICCM Electron and Objects Special Interest Group Conference ‘Shock of the New: Modern Materials, Media and Methods’ in February, the AICCM Bulletin will publi

2017 AICCM Award Recipients

The winners of the 2017 AICCM Awards were announced at during the National Conference in Katoomba last month. Congratulations to all the winners and our thanks to everyone who nominated an extraordinary conservation professional they know for recognition in these awards.