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Call for papers & posters: Textile Special Interest Group Symposium 2019

The 2019 AICCM Textile Special Interest Group Symposium: Fibre to Fabric, Fur, Feather and Finishes will be held on 4-6th February 2019 in Sydney with keynote speaker Dinah Eastop, an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL.

AICCM NSW Event - Conservation Management of the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Have you seen the remarkable changes happening to the Sydney Harbour Bridge? Heritage lanterns are being reinstated, unsightly additions are being removed to reduce clutter and painting works are ongoing.

President’s Report—June 2018

I would like to say a big welcome from the AICCM National Council and membership to Rose Maurice, our new editor of the E-News! Rose is currently studying the Masters of Cultural Material Conservation at the University of Melbourne and has experience writing for publications such as Beat magazine.

Tasmanian Division News

On Friday the 25th May, members of the Tasmanian Division had a fascinating tour of the newly established Collection of Medical Artefacts (COMA) housed at the University of Tasmania’s residential college, Jane Franklin Hall.

People and Places—June 2018

Barbara Dabrowa has temporarily left Gallery for working full-time at the State Library of NSW. In her secondment, the Frames Conservation team has been reunited with Sofia Lo Bianco, who will work on varied frame conservation projects until Basia’s return.
Image of disposable gloves, photograph by Julien Harneis

Sustainability and disposable gloves

Lately I’ve been thinking about sustainability in Conservation—what can I do to reduce our environmental footprint? One of the biggest non-recyclable products used in conservation are gloves; nitrile, vinyl, latex. That is, until recently.

H8VR: Digital Renaissance

About four or five years ago at a conference session on directions for conservation at a Museums conference in Sydney I found myself presenting after ICS Sydney Director, Julian Bickersteth.

The Magic Bullet is Titanium Orange

The Compensation for Loss in the Conservation of Photographic Materials workshop was held by the Foundation for the American Institute of Conservation at (the pilgrimage of choice for any photograph conservator) the George Eastman Museum, Rochester NY, April 2018.

Student Engagement: Bathurst heritage collections

In April and May 2018, Grace Barrand and I travelled to Bathurst NSW to work with the Bathurst Regional Council collections. As student conservators, we went to Bathurst as part of a Student Engagement Grant from the University of Melbourne and a collaboration with the Bathurst Council.