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SEAPAVAA 2018 – Bangkok, Thailand

The 22nd Southeast Asia-Pacific Audiovisual Archive Association Conference and General Assembly was in Bangkok, Thailand, from 6 – 12 April 2018 at the Pathumwan Princess Hotel.

Preserving the Near Future Symposium

Co-presented by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), the University of Melbourne’s Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation and RMIT School of Design, ACMI hosted a day-long symposium on July 28th about the challenges of

Conference, Conservation Labs & Connections

From the 30th May till the 16th June of this year, I was fortunate enough to travel to the United States of America (US) to explore American and international conservation.

SC@M student update

Now showing in the GPG Project Spaces (George Paton Gallery), student-led exhibition Second Life: Conserving Experience examines the importance of preserving everyday things. Photographs, toys, teacups, paintings, games, posters and other personally significant items are material evidence of...

Warmun sunset, 2017, photo by Zora Sanders

News from the Grimwade Centre

The Grimwade Centre conducted its Ngarranggarni: Gija Art and Country subject at Warmun Community in the Kimberley region of Western Australia in June, coinciding with the Warmun Art Centre’s twenty-year anniversary.

People and Places—September 2018

This data will be used to prioritize projects on our vast Natural Sciences Collections into the future. Our recent audit has projected a collection size of just under 20 million – the vast bulk of that being Natural Science specimens.

AICCM Victorian Division News

Vic Division have had a busy last few months, culminating in the AGM which was held before the annual Vic Division Winter Movie Night at the Kathleen Syme Centre on 15th August.

Western Australian Division News

WA AICCM has been continuing our run of holding a monthly social get together for members. Conversation ranges from picking others brains on treatment options and where to get conservation supplies to chatting about holiday plans and where to get the best cider.

Conversations about Gels in Conservation — Review

In May, the Art Gallery of NSW hosted a casual evening of talks in their conservation labs for AICCM NSW Division members to discuss the use of ‘Gels in Conservation’.


This year's National Annual General Meeting will take place in Melbourne. Details are as follows: