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The National Newsletter is now published as an eNews!

To subscribe use the box to the right and the next eNews will be delivered right to your inbox. The National Newsletter contains news from conservation labs around the country, workshop reviews, technical reports and other information of interest to the conservation profession.

Any AICCM member is welcome to submit, and we particularly welcome input from conservation students. 

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President's Report—March eNews

Welcome to the first E-News of 2018. National Council has been busy preparing reports and brainstorming ideas for the Face to Face meeting held in Sydney at the National Maritime Museum in early March.

People and Places—December 2017

Northern Territory Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Exhibitions and Projects

President's Report—December 2017

In the last month, two significant events have occurred. First, Australians voted in favour of equality in the form of the same sex marriage survey. Besides being an historical occasion, there is a lesson we can learn from this outcome.

AGM Election Results

AICCM held the 44th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on the 3 November 2017. As part of AGM proceedings officer bearers for the coming year were elected.

Survey: Consolidants for black-dyed textiles

The Centre for Materials Science and Technology, University of Otago, New Zealand, is undertaking research evaluating the efficacy of consolidation treatments for black-dyed Māori textiles.

Low Tech – Technical Note on black lacquer coated silver

A request from his daughter Kirsteen for Ian MacLeod to clean all of grandma's silver tea service and bring it to Melbourne on his next trip from Perth saw him discover a numbered silver dish from "Wm Rogers of Hamilton Ontario, EP on Copper WMMTS 33/103" which was covered with a very dense

Form and function; conserving a military textile collection at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Earlier this month we completed a two-week placement with Senior Objects Conservator Nikki King Smith at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG).

Gels in Conservation conference review

The recent Gels in Conservation conference, held at the Emmanuel Centre in London from the 16th – 18th October, was a rich source of information for the conservator.

Report on Twentieth Century Colour Photographs: Contemporary Practice, Identification and Preservation

In early August, I escaped the Canberra winter and headed for sunny Los Angeles to attend a 5 day course at the Getty Villa on colour photography. I have done similar training in the past, but thought it was time for a refresher, and was lucky enough to be offered a place.

ICOM-CC 18 Triennial Review

The 18TH ICOM-CC Triennial conference was held in September this year, in the picturesque city of Copenhagen.