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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   

Book and Paper, Photon SIG News

The 10th Book, Paper and Photographic Materials symposium was held on 20-23 November, in Melbourne. It was a wonderful and inspiring event that really demonstrated the depth and breadth of conservation in Australia and beyond.

AICCM Victorian Division News

Vic Division have ended the year with some really exciting events.

IIC-ITCC Scientific Analysis of Paper and Photographic Materials Workshop

Scientific Analysis of Paper and Photographic Materials WorkshopThe Palace Museum, Beijing22 October – 2 November 2018

Award recipients: Holly McGowan-Jackson, Kelly Leahey, MaryJo Lelyveld, Margaret Sawicki, Sadra Zekrgoo, Sarah Babister, Melanie Raberts and Neville Quick

2018 AICCM Awards

On Tuesday 20th November the AICCM awards were presented at the Centre for Contemporary Photography in Fitzroy, Melbourne. It was the opening night for the 10th AICCM Book, Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium.

Meet a Conservator—Freya Merrell

I wanted to become a conservator before I even really knew it was a real thing. So, when I was younger I saw a movie you may have heard of—Titanic. I know you’re wondering how I’m going to tie this 1997 classic in, but hear me out.

People and Places—December 2018

In preparation for the Brett Whiteley show ‘Drawing is everything’ opening at the AGNSW mid Dec, Analiese Treacy and Jonathan Dennis have been busy working through the 100+ works selected for display. This project has provided a great opportunity to look more closely at Whiteley’s drawing...

Save Some Dates!

Next year the AICCM is hosting four important events. First off the rank is the AICCM Textiles SIG Symposium, “Fibre to Fabric, Fur, Feather and Finishes” 4th to the 6th February 2019.

Letters to a New Conservator

As part of the lead-up to the AICCM 10th Book, Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium, the organising committee asked some conservators of note to reflect on how our profession and our work has changed over the years. What advice would you give to someone starting out now?

Minor Thesis Projects—University of Melbourne

On the 24th and 25th of October, second year students of the Masters of Cultural Material Conservation gave presentations on their minor thesis research. The projects were diverse and thoroughly interesting.