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An update from the University of Canberra Cultural Heritage Collective

Another year has dawned upon us and the activities of the University of Canberra’s Cultural Heritage Collective (a student group formed from the Bachelor of Heritage, Museums and Conservation) are in full swing.

AICCM Division News

ACT Division ACT Division has recently lost its Secretary (Kasi Albert) and Treasurer (Jane Wild). Thanks to them for their sterling work at getting our procedures and paperwork in order! Our new secretary is UC student Anna Kalloudis. Other committee members are:

Special Interest Group Update

2016 is shaping up to be an enormous year for SIG events. Our enthusiastic Convenors have hit the ground running and we currently have the following amazing professional development opportunities coming up:
Six full leather bound volumes from a complete 20 volume set of Dobsons Encyclopedia, via wikimedia commons

AICCM Wiki Page

Adele Barbara has generously volunteered to take on the development and editing of the AICCM Wiki, a long-planned project that will give AICCM members a place to share their extensive knowledge and capture some of that invaluable conservation know-how curently kept in people's heads, notebook
Condensation, image via wikimedia commons

The AICCM Environmental Standards Committee: Information needed

The AICCM Environmental Standards Committee is currently collecting case studies for the ICOM-CC Environmental Standards project that is being organised by Bill Wei.
Council for Higher Art School at the Imperial Academy of Arts 1913, via Wikimedia Commons

The National Council Comes Face to Face

AICCM National Council meets once a year in real time. This year we met in February in Sydney and were hosted by Sheldon Teare at the Australian Museum.

AICCM Bulletin, Volume 36.2 online now

The AICCM Bulletin volume 36.2 is now published online through Taylor & Francis. Hard copies have been delayed due to circumstances beyond AICCM or Taylor & Francis’ control but we hope to have available them for distribution soon.

There’s no place like home... Reflections on my IMAC award placement at The University of Birmingham

The IMAC award is an opportunity for one student from The University of Melbourne, Australia, to spend four weeks observing professionals working across the cultural collections, galleries, archives and museums of The University of Birmingham, UK.
Blood antiquities and the role of the Conservator

Blood antiquities and the role of the Conservator

What ethical and legal obligations does an Australian conservator have if she should suspect she is dealing with an illegally looted object?
Robot face by Torley via Flickr

Welcome: first eNews and new web editor

Welcome to the first National Newsletter eNews! It has been a long time in gestation, and as the last weeks have progressed somewhat slowly, an eternity in the birthing too.