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Some of the conference delegates with H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn

Some of the conference delegates with H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn

Plastic grazing. Photo: Rakka via Flickr

Workshop review: Conservation of Plastics, Melbourne Museum, 21-24 July, 2015

In July 2015, I attended a 4-day workshop on the Conservation of Plastics, hosted by Museum Victoria in Melbourne and led by Yvonne Shashoua.
Conservation of Photographic Material workshop. Photo: Natasha Trenear

Conservation of Photographic Material workshop. Photo: Natasha Trenear

Review: Certificate in the Conservation of Photographic Material, London

Earlier this year, I completed a seven-week Certificate in the Conservation of Photographic Material from the Centre for Photographic Conservation, London, UK.
Iraqi looters in the archaeological site of Isin, May 21, 2003. Source: U.S. Department of Defence, Wikimedia Commons.

Iraqi looters in the archaeological site of Isin, May 21, 2003. Source: U.S. Department of Defence, Wikimedia Commons.

Heritage Destruction in the Middle East: Beyond the Media Hype

Heritage Destruction in the Middle East: Beyond the Media Hype Deakin University Melbourne City Centre, Melbourne, 15 October 2015 
Varied carpet beetle (Anthrenus verbasci) approx 3 millimeters long.

Varied carpet beetle (Anthrenus verbasci) approx 3 millimeters long. Photo: Jean-Raphaël Guillaumin via Flickr

Urgent Integrated Pest Management issue concerning rodent bait

  There is a lot of discussion about integrated pest management within the industry and often things are put in place and set and left.
Kay Söderlund (pictured), along with Claire Heasman and Sophie Brown presenting a lecture titled Framing with Conservation in Mind, Collaborating with Conservators.

Kay Söderlund (pictured), along with Claire Heasman and Sophie Brown presenting a lecture titled Framing with Conservation in Mind, Collaborating with Conservators. Photo: Louise Bradley

AICCM at Art and Frame 2015

Frank Filippone, editor of Profile Magazine and organiser of Art Frame, the picture framing industry trade fair, again very generously offered a stand to AICCM.

Photo: Pulpolux via Flickr

 

The Conservation Spectrum

At its recent AGM in November 2015, AICCM released updated documents: Statement on Conservators in an Australian Context, and...

Photo: Franklin Heijnen via Flickr

Future proofing the conservation profession in Australia

This is a summary of paper 'Relinquishing ambulance chasing and engaging with the real threats to the preservation of Australia’s cultural record' presented to the 2015 AICCM National Conference.

Photo: Russ Allison Lear via Flickr

Conservation in museums—where to from here?

This paper is a précis Julian Bickersteth presented at the 2015 AICCM Conference.
Conservators enjoy the Shene Estate historic house tour

Conservators enjoy the Shene Estate historic house tour. Photo: Anne Carter

A student’s view: 2015 AICCM National Conference

It is my pleasure to briefly reflect on my student experience in attending this year’s AICCM National Conference Illuminating the New: Contemporary Issues in Materials Conservation, in Hobart.

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