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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.

Call for National Council Members

  A number of members of national council will be stepping down shortly. If you have an interest in any of these positions please contact the National President MaryJo Lelyveld (

2016 AICCM Annual General Meeting

The AICCM AGM will be held at 12.30pm, Friday 28 October 2016 Venue: Terrace Room, National Portrait Gallery, ACT Lunch will be provided

Save the date!

Some important dates to put in your diaries 10th- 12th October Light, Colour, Structure. The 9th AICCM Book, Paper and Photograph Materials Symposium. Canberra.

Meet a Conservator: Justin Gare

What first attracted you to conservation as a profession and how did you get started in the field?
Participants discussing the Chamberlain Walkabout Tractor at the Tractor Museum. Photo by Jon Carpenter.

Participants discussing the Chamberlain Walkabout Tractor at the Tractor Museum. Photo by Jon Carpenter.

President's Report—June 2016

This Edition of the AICCM Newsletter has been dedicated to the passing of Emeritus Professor Colin Pearson. Colin’s easy and unassuming manner belied his exceptional impact upon the conservation profession in Australia.

AICCM Tasmanian Division Update

The AICCM Tasmanian Division met in May 2016 in Hobart. AICCM matters along with member news were discussed over lunch at a local café. Cross intuitional loans and exhibitions were also talked over.