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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.

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.