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Perspectives of a Student Volunteer at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

In June 2015 I was fortunate to spend some time volunteering with conservators Sandra Yee and Lisa Nolan at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT).
1899 Map of Australia/ Oceania region via The British Library on Flickr.

Social news: July 2015

ACT National Archives of Australia – National Office, Mitchell Conservation Laboratory
Burnt araliaceae specimen photograph

Volunteer placement project: Burnt Araliaceae specimens at the National Herbarium of Victoria

In January 1972, 126 sheets of foreign collected plant specimens from the Araliaceae family (largely from the genus Schefflera) was sent on loan from the National Herbarium of Victoria in Melbourne, to Dr.
Museum of Royal Worcester

Conference Review: ICON Ceramics and Glass Group Conference in Worcester

On a recent visit to the UK, I attended the ICON Ceramics and Glass Group Conference in Worcester. Day 1 was in a particularly appropriate location – the Museum of Royal Worcester, in the former Royal Worcester factory.
Army carrier pigeon ready to fly, France, during World War I. Image courtesy National Library of Scotland via Flickr.

Message from the Editors: The Newsletter is going electronic!

Commencing with issue 3 for 2015 (November) The AICCM will no longer be providing a hard-copy newsletter to members. In its place we will introduce an e-newsletter, which will serve the same function, and will also open new and exciting possibilities.
See demonstrations, participate in workshops and try new techniques at the Framing Show 2015

News from SIGS: AICCM trade fair stand at Art and Frame 2015

The organizer of Art and Frame 2015 exhibition and trade fair has again very generously offered a stand to AICCM. This will be our second appearance at Art and Frame after the first successful display in Melbourne in 2013.
Image c.1918, from page 341 of "Decorative textiles; an illustrated book on coverings for furniture, walls and floors, including damasks, brocades and velvets, tapestries, laces, embroideries, chintzes, etc. Image via Flickr Creative Commons.

News from SIGS: Textiles SIG Symposium Announcement

The theme of the AICCMTSIG Symposium is “Emerging Technologies in Textile Conservation and Design”. The single day symposium and half-one day workshops held from 15-16th April 2016 will coincide with Sydney fashion week. 
Student Conservators at Melbourne logo

News from the Universities

University of Melbourne SC@M has a new committee for the year 2015-2016. We look forward to working with AICCM members to organise thought provoking events for students at the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation.
AICCM 2015 Conservation awards are now openAICCM 2015 Conservation awards are now open. Image: Presentation of prizes to pupils of schools of design [Fitzroy, Vic.] c. 1882 courtesy State Library of Victoria,

2015 AICCM conservation awards are now open!

We all know someone amazing in conservation! Now is your chance to celebrate their talents and contributions.
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Open Palace Programme 2014

As a third year conservation student at the University of Canberra, I have been excited to start spreading my wings and experiencing what is out there in the conservation/heritage world.