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Colin Pearson at the time of his retirement in 2002

Colin Pearson at the time of his retirement in 2002

Obituary for Colin Pearson

On 17 April this year we lost a man who can rightly be called the “Father of the Conservation Profession in Australia”.

Dr MacLeod on the Dutch tall ship Europa, sailing from Fremantle to the Abrolhos Islands.

Dr Ian MacLeod Retires

Dr Ian D MacLeod, retired from the Western Australian Museum on Friday 29 April 2016 after 37.5 years. Ian started at the museum on his 30th birthday - 16 October 1978, as an ARC research funded electrochemist, looking at copper corrosion on shipwrecks sites.

Meet a Conservator: Catherine Nunn

I had been studying the Impressionists at school and I was enthralled that conservators could work with paintings in such a practical way, and also the conservators there seemed like really nice people too!

Nominations for the 2016 AICCM Conservation Awards now open!

AICCM AWARDS We all know someone amazing in conservation—now is your chance to celebrate that person's talents and contributions by nominating them for an award. This year's awards are:

Medal winner Professor Robyn Slogget with Mayor of Bathurst Cr Gary Rush

Professor Robyn Sloggett wins Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal

The recipient of the 2016 Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal, Professor Robyn Sloggett AM has been described by her peers as a contemporary hero of understanding and protecting cultural heritage both in Australia and internationally.

Vale Emeritus Professor Colin Pearson

Vale Emeritus Professor Colin Pearson, “Father of the Conservation Profession in Australia”, friend and mentor to generations of conservators in Australia and internationally.

AICCM Membership Fee Increase FAQ

When will the fee increase take effect? The increase will take effect as of today, 11 April, 2016 Why are we having a fee increase?

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

Student Conservators at Melbourne (SC@M) is the association for students studying at the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation (GCCMC) at The University of Melbourne.

Meet a Conservator: Kristin Phillips

Welcome to the first in our new series of Meet a Conservator interviews! Over the coming months we will introduce you to some of the fantastic conservation professionals working in Australia and find out more about them and their work.

President's Report

Late last month, the AICCM National Council convened at the Australian Museum in Sydney to map out the future path of the organisation through its 2016-2020 Strategic Plan.