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Girl Guides of NSW/ACT Uniform Archive and Conservation Project – a call for help

This project has been set up to clean, restore, preserve for the long-term, and document the history of Australian Guiding Uniform, and enable the Guides to learn and share the experience of making the project happen.

Winter Project - Treatment of movie posters

Over the Winter break a group of UC students worked with Ian Batterham treating two Egyptian movie posters from the 1940s. Involved in the project were Zeb Marshall, Robyn Victory, Mona Soleymani and Hakim Rahim.

The University of Canberra Cultural Heritage Collective News

The UC Cultural Heritage Collective has had a full on Semester, encompassing a range of activities including a bake sale, BBQ, seminars, workshops and drinks gatherings. Just what you need to get through a bumpy semester for some!

Who, what, where: New South Wales September 2016

An evening of talks was held in April: Sarah-Jane Rennie gave an overview of a 2015 conference “Recollections of the IIC International Training Centre for Conservation (IIC-ITCC) - 2015 Training Programme ‘Scientific Approaches to Preventive Conservation, 20-25 S

South with Mawsons Huts Foundation 2015/2016

In December last year five members of the Mawsons Huts Foundation team and I travelled to Cape Denison to continue work on the conservation of Mawson’s Huts.

Electron SIG News

Call for Papers - Joint Electron & Objects Symposium:  “Shock of the New: Modern Materials and Media” Electron SIG would like encourage AICCM members to submit papers for the joint Electron & Object Symposium occurring in February 2017.   

Mar Cruz and Rose Cangadis-Douglass, students in the Masters of Cultural Materials Conservation program in the University of Melbourne, helping with the assembly and conservation of military artefacts at the RSL LifeCare War Museum in Narabeen, NSW.

Update from Student Conservators at Melbourne University (SC@M)

It has been a busy year for students at the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation (GCCMC) at the University of Melbourne. We have been learning as much as they can about the art and science of conservation, while also participating in opportunities outside the course.

Historic AICCM Paintings Group abstracts wanted!

Who remembers the 1st AICCM Paintings Group Symposium held in Ballarat in Victoria in 1988? Who is getting ready to attend the 14th AICCM Paintings Group Symposium ‘Revivify’ from 26-28 October this year at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra?

Event and SIG Coordinator Update

2016 has been a very busy year for events in the AICCM, thanks to some amazing volunteers who’ve brought great ideas to fruition.