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Australian Music Vault Choir Project: Preservation through performance with Sophia Exiner

The Australian Music Vault (AMV) has launched its Choir Project as a part of its Learning Program, engaging local arrangers to make iconic Australian songs choir-ready with arrangements and backing tracks freely available to school and community choirs.

Update from The Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation

It is the time of the year when a few moments arise to think back over 2018 as the new year begins. Like always, 2018 at the Grimwade Centre was busy with the appointment of new staff, subjects and graduating professionals in December.

AICCM Victorian Division News

After Christmas drinks at the end of last year, Vic Division are easing gently into 2019, with a committee planning meeting scheduled for the end of February. Stay tuned for upcoming conference information and announcements and also save the dates for Vic Division events throughout the year.

President's Report—March 2019

Welcome to the first edition of the E-News for 2019. We hope members are enjoying the latest edition of the AICCM Bulletin (Vol 39), which has now been released.

Environmental Guidelines Update

In December 2018 the AICCM National Council ratified the AICCM Environmental Guidelines for Australian Cultural Heritage Collections and endorsed the Heritage Collections Council Guidelines for Environmental Control in Cultural Institutions (2002).

Meet a Conservator—Lucilla Ronai

As an undergraduate student studying a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Fine Arts) majoring in printmedia, I was told my artworks had a 'museum aesthetic' (I'm still not sure if that was a compliment or not). Bolstered by that, and my determination to do electives on main campus, I signed up for an...

10th AICCM, Book, Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium

Held at Melbourne Museum, 20–23 November 2018, the AICCM Book and Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium brought together conservators from Australia and overseas to engage in talks and workshops about changes, challenges and innovations in conservation.

Workshop review: Digital Print Preservation workshop with Daniel Burge

Keeping up with new materials and modern printmaking processes is one of the big challenges in paper and photo conservation and I have always found it difficult to keep ‘digital’ printing methods straight—everything I learn tends to fall out of my head again.

Conference Highlights: Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections

In 2018 the annual Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) conference was held in Dunedin New Zealand/Aotearoa from 23 August till 31 August. This was the first time the conference was held in the southern hemisphere.

Towards a flexible future: managing time-based media artworks in collections

Towards a flexible future: managing time-based media artworks in collections Organized and hosted by The Art Gallery of New South Wales   Workshop Dates: Tuesday 4th June – Friday 7th June, 2019