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In Memoriam: Sandra Cockburn

Sandra (Sandy) Cockburn, Melbourne-based conservation framer and frame conservator, passed away suddenly on 28 April. Sandra worked at the National Gallery of Victoria from 1991 to 1994 where she held an Art Foundation of Victoria position to expand her skills in museum framing and frame...

On advocacy — a rejoinder

At the 2017 AICCM National Conference I presented a paper on advocacy in conservation[1] that sums up my observations and thoughts following my time as AICCM President.

Uncovered: 19th Century Camisoles at Fortuna Villa

AICCM member Kerry Conway, along with conservator Paul Kane, is curating a show of nineteenth-century camisoles from the Clothing Collection of the Bendigo Historical Society as part of the “High Teas” program at historic Fortuna Villa.

Symposium: Making Connections—interdisciplinary insights around a rare Javanese musical instrument

Upcoming symposium, performances and workshops Making Connections-interdisciplinary insights around a rare Javanese musical instrument 6th-12th February 2018 

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.

2016 AICCM Award Winners

2016 AICCM Awards

With a contribution to conservation sustained over a lifetime AICCM is honoured to award the 2016 Hall of Fame award to Ian Cook.

2016 AICCM Award Winners

2016 AICCM Awards

With a contribution to conservation sustained over a lifetime AICCM is honoured to award the 2016 Hall of Fame award to Ian Cook.
Varied carpet beetle (Anthrenus verbasci) approx 3 millimeters long.

Varied carpet beetle (Anthrenus verbasci) approx 3 millimeters long. Photo: Jean-Raphaël Guillaumin via Flickr

Urgent Integrated Pest Management issue concerning rodent bait

  There is a lot of discussion about integrated pest management within the industry and often things are put in place and set and left.
Grimwade Centre for Cultural Material Conservation student

Minor Thesis and PhD presentation time again!

It's that time of year when conservation students make their big debut and we hear all about their exciting research.
Ochre, Spinifex & Foil installation photo

Ochre, Spinifex & Foil

A new exhibition curated by Gina Levenspiel opened this week at the Tin Sheds Gallery at Sydney University. 

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