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Meet a Conservator: Helen Gill

I think the moments when I have learnt the biggest lessons which have really shaped my approach, have been on some of the big, strange, challenging projects I've been lucky enough to have been involved with over the years.

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

The AICCM is pleased to announce that applications for the ADFAS Mid-career Scholarship awards 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.

NSW State Division News

The NSW State Division committee is working hard to deliver this year’s National AICCM Conference. As many of you are aware, the Conference will be held at the HistoricCarrington Hotel, Katoomba, in the Blue Mountains.

AICCM National Conference 2017 Update

Registrations are open – and selling well Limited spaces – 120 delegates maximum At the Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, located in Blue Mountains World Heritage Listed Area – a truly spectacular location for the conference

Meet a Conservator: Sheldon Teare

I thought I was going to be an academic, a nice quiet academic studying Greek and Roman sculpture in a university somewhere. But then I realised that the academics don’t really get to touch anything except books. So then I thought maybe I’d have to go out and dig to get my hands on things.

AICCM Membership Survey Results

Last year, AICCM National Council invited members, lapsed members and non-members to participate in a Membership Survey. The purpose was to give membership a chance to voice their opinions on the direction of the AICCM.