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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.

Who, what, where: Australian Capital Territory June 2016

Tuning In – ABC TV 1964-76 was on display in the gallery space at the National Archives of Australia during April and May. Sally Kneebone assisted curators in the selection and prepared original objects for display.

Who, what, where: New South Wales June 2016

Conservation of the collections at the New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM) has taken a huge leap forward over the past 12 months with the launch of the Adopt an Artwork Fundraising Campaign...