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Paper and Water: A Guide for Conservation—A Review

Paper and Water: A Guide for Conservation, Gerhard Banik and Irene Bruckle, Second revised and enlarged edition, Siegel (Munchen), 2018. 634 pp.

Update from The University of Canberra

Wow, where has this year gone? What a stellar year it has been for the University of Canberra and the Heritage Lab. As usual the Heritage Lab has been busy with students taking their classes, learning about the wonderful world of materials conservation

AICCM Western Australian Division News

Ian MacLeod has been busy in the winding-up phase of the Corrosion and Protection conference in Melbourne and has just signed up a dehumidification firm to set up contacts with the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DGLSC) in Western Australia and the Department of Fir

Can you help?

The current owner of the ‘Clairville’ property in Evandale, Tasmania, is collating historical data about the house and is aware of some wallpaper conservation that took place about 30 years ago.

The 2019 AICCM Awards

The AICCM Awards were presented at the Arts Centre Melbourne on the evening of the 13th of November, the first night of the 2019 National Conference. The AICCM Awards are a chance to recognise the dedicated, exceptional work of Australian conservators, conservation students and volunteers.

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.

From Melbourne to Roma: reflections on an internship at ICCROM

In April 2019, I commenced a three-month internship at the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) in Rome, Italy.