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Alexander Copland Award winner, Lois Waters, at work.

University of Melbourne Arts Faculty Awards

In May, the University of Melbourne held their Arts Faculty Awards. It was a great night for conservation with several outstanding students receiving awards.

What are those conservation students doing now? — Update from the Student Conservators @ Melbourne

We’re glad you’ve asked. Student Conservators at Melbourne (SC@M) have just launched a new conservation website to connect with the conservation community and to promote our skills internationally.

AICCM Victorian Division News

Vic Division have had an exciting past few months with two great events.

Bathurst Courthouse

Reminiscences from Ian Batterham, the outgoing Newsletter editor

I remember the moment I agreed to take on the Newsletter. It was at the National Council Face-to-Face meeting in 2012. Fiona Tennant from ICS had been editing the Newsletter for a long time (and doing a brilliant job!) and felt it was time to pass it on – new blood, new perspective and all that.


We all know someone amazing in conservation - now is your chance to celebrate that person's talents and contributions by nominating them for an award. This year AICCM will be accepting nominations for six awards:

Meet a Conservator: Alayne Alvis

What first attracted you to conservation as a profession and how did you get started in the field?

AICCM Vic Call for Speakers – Australian Heritage Festival event

The AICCM Victorian Branch Committee invites applications from potential speakers for a public event entitled ‘Stories from Conservation’, to be held on the evening of Tuesday 15th May, at the Melbourne Museum Theatre.

Meet a Conservator: Alice Cannon

At high school I was interested in both arts and science. Mum suggested conservation to me - a parent at her school was a conservator at the National Gallery in Canberra, so she knew it was a thing! I did some work experience at the National Archives and I liked that you also got to use your hands...

West Australian Division Update

The Western Australia state division is steadily getting into the swing of things for 2018. The state committee has had one planning meeting and another is planned for the near future.