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Opportunities Abroad: Talks on International Training

Please join us for the last AICCM NSW Division Event of the year (except for the Christmas Party)!

Battle of the Bronze Overpaint

This report details the cleaning treatment pathway for an early 20th century papier-mâché frame in the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW).

Off the record: International Plastic Conservation Research

The Victoria branch of AICCM invites you to attend the next plastic focused Off the Record event: International Plastic Conservation Research and the PolyMuse Project.

Register now for the 10th Book, Paper and Photographic Materials conference!

Join us at Melbourne Museum November 20-23 for four days of talks, panel discussions, seminars, posters, slide shows and tours.

Meet A Conservator—Kasi Albert

I originally began studying a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, before majoring in European history. In my honours year a museum studies course was offered and I remember watching a documentary about the Historic Royal Palaces in the UK. The conservators looked like they were doing some pretty...

President’s Report—September 2018

It is time for the AICCM bi-annual membership survey. The inaugural survey was in 2016 and now we will be able to start comparing data over time. The purpose of the survey is to register the priority of the AICCM against membership interest.

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.

Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get: An interview with Cobus Van Breda

Recent statistics from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology are sobering – 2015 was the fifth warmest year on record and the summer of 2015/16 recorded the hottest sea surface temperatures on record; 2016 was the fourth warmest year on record; 2017 was the third warmest year on record whilst in...