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1902 French Trading Cards Imagine “Women of the Future” via Open Culture

President's Report: November 2015

The AICCM plays a critical role in supporting the conservation profession in Australia and by extension ensures the preservation of Australia’s cultural material.

Dancing the night away at the 2015 AICCM Awards ceremony

Recognising the exceptional professionalism, hard work and innovative practices of Australian conservators is one of AICCM’s most pleasurable duties.
Treating a damaged manuscript. Photo: Freya Merrell

Treating a damaged manuscript. Photo: Freya Merrell

Who, what, where: ACT November 2015

Conservation news from the ACT as published in the November National Newsletter 2015.
20th Century exhibition register during conservation by Elwing and Gurney Archival

20th Century exhibition register during conservation by Elwing and Gurney Archival. Photo: James Elwing

Who, what, where: NSW November 2015

Conservation news from NSW as published in the November National Newsletter 2015.
Smith Street Fitzroy from Charles Street to Webb Street west side.

Smith Street Fitzroy from Charles Street to Webb Street west side.

Who, what, where: Victoria November 2015

Conservation news from Victoria as published in the November National Newsletter 2015.
Conservation at Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery

Conservation at Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery

Who, what, where: Tasmania November 2015

Conservation news from Tasmania as published in the November National Newsletter 2015.
IMAGE: Jenna Vincent, Sara Freeman, Sarah Shepherd, and Susanne Wullen working hard to reduce paper tape on an item before it was lined and stabilised for digitisation. Photo: Freya Merrell

IMAGE: Jenna Vincent, Sara Freeman, Sarah Shepherd, and Susanne Wullen from NLA working hard to reduce paper tape on an item before it was lined and stabilised for digitisation. Photo: Freya Merrell

Social news: November 2015

Comings and goings, new recruits, births, deaths and marriages.

Conservation Framers SIG report

Holly McGowan-Jackson presented a lecture on frames in the Hermitage exhibition on Friday 23 October. I hope to hold regular informal lectures on frames so if anyone has ideas or can suggest speakers please get in touch.
Rebecca Cvetanoski cleaning Tarawa panel

Rebecca Cvetanoski cleaning Tarawa panel

Pintupi Homelands Health Services Storyboard Conservation Project

In May 2015, paintings conservator Vanessa Kowalski and a small group of masters students from the Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation (CCMC), set out to conduct in-situ conservation work on two important acrylic on plywood panel paintings.
Photo on a shell, Technical Museum. Photo: Prue McKay

Photo on a shell, Technical Museum. Photo: Prue McKay

Workshop report: Photographs and their Environment: Decision-Making for Sustainability

Earlier this year I spent two long, hot, beautiful, informative weeks in Prague, attending this course, the third in a series of professional development workshops.

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