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President's Report—September 2016

The past two months have certainly been busy ones for the profession and the AICCM in particular.

Meet a Conservator—Prue McKay

What first attracted you to conservation as a profession and how did you get started in the field?

Photo: Steve Brown, Canberra Artwork, Phillip, ACT – NCACL Facebook page.

Student collaboration with the NCACL ‘Seeing Stories’ Exhibition

Students at the University of Canberra studying the Bachelor of Heritage, Museums and Conservation degree have had the exciting opportunity of working with the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature and their current Exhibition Program.

People and Places

Updates from conservation labs and services around the country!

Keepsakes & Stories: Conserving Mementos from WWI 

Keepsakes and Stories: Conserving Mementos from WW1

Keepsakes and Stories: Conserving Mementos from WW1 – an exhibition of WW1 Memorabilia conserved by Artlab Conservators from 24 June to 26 August 2016

Embracing Cultural Materials Conservation in the tropics – a review of the APTCCARN 2015 meeting.

Anne Carter was the recipient of the 2015 AICCM Q Grant. This is a professional development grant offered annually by the Queensland Division of the AICCM.

Review: 2th Biennial Infrared and Raman Users group (IRUG) Conference

2th Biennial Infrared and Raman Users group (IRUG) Conference 23-25 May 2016 Ormylia, Greece After attending my first IRUG meeting in Boston, USA in 2014, the invitation to the next biennial meeting in Greece was hard to pass by.

Still Life with Asparagus, Adriaen Coorte, 1697 (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam)

Conference review: Metal soaps in art

It was wonderful to see such a prominent display of institutional support for a conference on what is arguably a fairly abstract degradation process for many within the museum profession, let alone the wider public.

Musings while up a scaffold

One summer’s morning in a provincial Australian town I found myself standing in the town hall, staring up into a large gilded framed mirror.