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10th AICCM, Book, Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium

Held at Melbourne Museum, 20–23 November 2018, the AICCM Book and Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium brought together conservators from Australia and overseas to engage in talks and workshops about changes, challenges and innovations in conservation.

Workshop review: Digital Print Preservation workshop with Daniel Burge

Keeping up with new materials and modern printmaking processes is one of the big challenges in paper and photo conservation and I have always found it difficult to keep ‘digital’ printing methods straight—everything I learn tends to fall out of my head again.

Conference Highlights: Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections

In 2018 the annual Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) conference was held in Dunedin New Zealand/Aotearoa from 23 August till 31 August. This was the first time the conference was held in the southern hemisphere.

IIC-ITCC Scientific Analysis of Paper and Photographic Materials Workshop

Scientific Analysis of Paper and Photographic Materials WorkshopThe Palace Museum, Beijing22 October – 2 November 2018

Bridging History – AICCM NSW Division talk

Driving across the Sydney Harbour Bridge is not an activity for the faint hearted. Traffic is heavy no matter the time of day, lanes appear, merge or veer off unexpectedly and drivers gaze at the bumper in front of them rather than the view below.

Report on the casting of the ANZAC memorial bell in Perth

At precisely 11 am Perth time on Friday 3rd August, the golden shimmering mass of liquid bronze metal began to flow into the giant-sized mould at the VEEM Foundry in Canning Vale.

SEAPAVAA 2018 – Bangkok, Thailand

The 22nd Southeast Asia-Pacific Audiovisual Archive Association Conference and General Assembly was in Bangkok, Thailand, from 6 – 12 April 2018 at the Pathumwan Princess Hotel.

Preserving the Near Future Symposium

Co-presented by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), the University of Melbourne’s Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation and RMIT School of Design, ACMI hosted a day-long symposium on July 28th about the challenges of

Conference, Conservation Labs & Connections

From the 30th May till the 16th June of this year, I was fortunate enough to travel to the United States of America (US) to explore American and international conservation.

Conversations about Gels in Conservation — Review

In May, the Art Gallery of NSW hosted a casual evening of talks in their conservation labs for AICCM NSW Division members to discuss the use of ‘Gels in Conservation’.